Pressalit Care, headquartered in Ry Denmark, announces the company’s alignment with the disability standard ISO 17966 for assistive personal hygiene products. The standard addresses requirements and test methods for assistive personal hygiene products that support users with disabilities. Pressalit Care also participates in development of the standard as a member of the Assistive Products Technical Committee. Criteria covered by the committee are functionality requirements, load requirements, and methods for testing products to meet specifications.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.
ISO 17966:2016 specifies requirements and associated test methods for assistive products for personal hygiene (APPHs) that support users and are intended by the manufacturer to alleviate or compensate for disability. Work environments and safety aspects for assistants are also included. The standard also specifies safety and performance requirements that apply during normal use and foreseeable misuse and failure. It further specifies methods of measurement of the forces necessary to operate controls and specifies limits on the forces needed for some operations.