TÜV Rheinland Tests, Certifies Wearable Technology Devices for Global Markets

Wearable technology for the wrist

TÜV Rheinland will present its services to help wearable device makers access global markets at the Wearable Technologies Conference from July 8 – 9 in San Francisco. The company tests wearable devices for healthcare, fitness and wellness, infotainment, industrial, and military markets.

Wearable devices are products that must be worn on the user’s body for an extended period of time, significantly enhancing the user’s experience. The devices must contain advanced circuitry, wireless connectivity and, at least, a minimal level of independent processing capability. Wearable technology products are a relatively new product group, and manufacturers need to determine how their innovations fit into existing regulations for fixed, mobile and portable devices.

With years of expertise in products safety, EMC and radio testing, TÜV Rheinland helps wearable technology manufacturers meet international and country-specific technical requirements, with support available over the entire product lifecycle. The testing services include the following:

•            Wireless, including Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and RF exposure requirements

•            Solutions for WiFi®, Bluetooth, and ZigBee®, including interoperability testing

•            Product safety testing, including Low Voltage Directive and CB Scheme

•            Global market access

•            RoHS, WEEE and REACH Directives

For more information about TÜV Rheinland’s testing services, visit www.tuv.com/us.