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ISO 9999 — Classes

ISO 9999, Assistive products for persons with disability — Classification and terminology classifies assistive products based on a product's function. At its highest level, ISO 9999 defines 12 functional areas called "classes," each of which is subdivided into "subclasses." Within most subclasses, more specific categories called "divisions" are listed. ISO 9999 is produced by the International Organization for Standardization, an international federation of national standards bodies.

Click on a class to see the subclasses included in that class.

04 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR PERSONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

Included are those assistive products which are intended to improve, monitor or maintain the medical condition of a person.
Excluded are assistive products used exclusively by health-care professionals.

05 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR TRAINING IN SKILLS

Included are, e.g., devices intended to improve a person's physical, mental and social abilities. Devices that have a function other than training, but which may also be used for training, should be included in the class covering its principal function.
Assistive products for vocational assessment and vocational training, see 28 27 00.

06 ORTHOSES AND PROSTHESES

Orthoses are externally applied devices used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems.
Prostheses are externally applied devices used to replace, wholly or in part, an absent or deficient body part.
Included are, e.g., body powered and externally powered external orthoses, prostheses, cosmetic prostheses, and orthopedic footwear.
Excluded are endoprostheses, which are not part of this International Standard.

09 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR PERSONAL CARE AND PROTECTION

Included are, e.g., assistive products for dressing and undressing; for body protection; for personal hygiene; for tracheostomy, ostomy and incontinence care; and for sexual activities.
Assistive products for eating and drinking, see 15 09 00.

12 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR PERSONAL MOBILITY

ORTHOSES AND PROSTHESES, see 06 00 00.
Assistive products for carrying and transporting, see 24 36 00.
Assistive products for transporting objects in the workplace, see 28 06 00.

15 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR HOUSEKEEPING

Included are, e.g., assistive products for eating and drinking.

18 FURNISHINGS AND ADAPTATIONS TO HOMES AND OTHER PREMISES

Sets of castors, see 24 36 06.
Assistive products for environmental improvement, see 27 03 00.
Workplace furniture and furnishing elements, see 28 03 00.

22 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

Devices for helping a person to receive, send, produce and process information in different forms.
Included are, e.g., devices for seeing, hearing, reading, writing, telephoning, signalling, and alarming; and information technology.
Assistive products for office administration, information storage and management at work, see 28 21 00.

24 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR HANDLING OBJECTS AND DEVICES

Assistive products for transporting objects in the workplace, see 28 06 00.
Assistive products for hoisting and repositioning objects in the workplace, see 28 09 00.

27 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Devices and equipment to enhance and measure the environment.
ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING, see 28 00 00.

28 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Devices which exclusively fulfill the requirements of the workplace and for vocational training.
Included are, e.g., machines, devices, vehicles, tools, computer hardware and software, production and office equipment, furniture and facilities, and materials for vocational assessment and vocational training.
Excluded are products that are mainly used outside of the work environment.
ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR TRAINING IN SKILLS, see 05 00 00.
ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR PERSONAL MOBILITY, see 12 00 00.
FURNISHINGS AND ADAPTATIONS TO HOMES AND OTHER PREMISES, see 18 00 00.
ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION, see 22 00 00.

30 ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS FOR RECREATION

Devices intended for games, hobbies, sports and other leisure activities.

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