Assistive products for persons with disability - Classification and terminology - ISO 9999, fifth edition, 2011.
This International Standard establishes a classification of assistive products, especially produced or generally available, for persons with disability. The classification consists of three hierarchical levels and each of the codes consist of three pairs of digits. Like other classifications codes, titles, explanatory notes, inclusions, exclusions and cross-references are given for each level of the classification.
Inclusions and exclusions:
IIn 2003, ISO 9999, © of the International Organization for Standardization, was accepted as a related member of the World Health Organization Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC). The WHO-FIC is comprised of international classifications for relevant sectors of the health system. ISO 9999 makes use of the terminology and definitions of the ICF.
Proposals for changes or additions to this International Standard, both in respect of existing and proposed new classes/subclasses/divisions, which take into account the given rules for classification, may be submitted to a national member body of ISO with an accompanying explanation for the proposal.
update August 2011
There is a separate working document on the relationship between ISO 9999 2007 and ICF; a working document for the fifth edition is in preparation
Earlier published presentations:
Brisbane 91(2002): Classification of technical aids for persons with disabilities, Marijke W. de Kleijn-de Vrankrijker
Cologne 33 (2003): ISO 9999 submission to the WHO-FIC, Marijke W. de Kleijn - de Vrankrijker
Cologne 41(2003): The use of the ICF and ISO 9999, Theo Bougie