DIN Standards Committee Medicine
DIN EN ISO 9999
Assistive products for persons with disability - Classification and terminology (ISO 9999:2011); German version EN ISO 9999:2011
Hilfsmittel für Menschen mit Behinderungen - Klassifikation und Terminologie (ISO 9999:2011); Deutsche Fassung EN ISO 9999:2011
This International Standard establishes a classification of assistive products, whether they are especially produced or generally available, for persons with disability. Assistive products used by a person with disability, but which require the assistance of another person for their operation, are included in the classification. The following items are specifically excluded from this International Standard: - items used for the installation of assistive products; - solutions obtained by combinations of assistive products that are individually classified in this International Standard; - medicines; - assistive products and instruments used exclusively by healthcare professionals; - non-technical solutions, such as personal assistance, guide dogs or lip-reading; - implanted devices; - financial support. Assistive products (including software) are classified according to their function. The classification consists of three hierarchical levels and the codes each consist of three pairs of digits. Like other classifications, for each level, codes, titles, explanatory notes, inclusions, exclusions and cross-references are given. Besides the explanatory text and the classification itself, a table of conversion between the previous (2007) edition and this edition of this International Standard and an alphabetical index are provided in order to facilitate the use of and to improve the accessibility of the classification. The Committee responsible for this standard is NA 063-06-01 AA "Terminologie" ("Terminology") at DIN.