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CTA: Consumer Technology Association

CTA, the Consumer Technology Association, is a standards and trade organization for the consumer electronics industry. It is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and has a conglomerate of 2,200 companies. CTA advocates for the entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators who mold the future of the consumer technology industry. CTA provides a platform that unites technology leaders to connect and collaborate, and it avidly supports members who push the boundaries to propel consumer technology forward. Standards from CTA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: [email protected] or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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Definitions/Characteristics of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

This standard defines terms related to artificial intelligence and associated technologies in health care including assistive intelligence, synthetic data, remote patient monitoring, and artificial intelligence enabled diagnostic system. This file also includes a copy of CTA-2089.

CTA 2051-2017 (ANSI)

Personal Sound Amplification Performance Criteria

This standard includes technical performance metrics and associated target values for consumer products that provide personal sound amplification and/or enhancement to a user. Products shall meet the stated requirements to be considered as compliant to this standard. Personal sound amplification may be a single function within a larger set of device capabilities.

CTA 861-G-2016 (ANSI)

A DTV Profile for Uncompressed High Speed Digital Interfaces

CTA-861 establishes protocols, requirements, and recommendations for the utilization of uncompressed digital interfaces by consumer electronics devices such as Digital Televisions (DTVs), digital cable, satellite or terrestrial set-top boxes (STBs), and related peripheral devices including, but not limited to DVD players/recorders, and other related Sources or Sinks.

CTA 2009-B-2010 (R2016) (ANSI)

Performance Specification for Public Alert Receivers

This voluntary standard defines minimum performance criteria for consumer electronic products designed to receive SAME alert signals broadcast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Radio network and Environment Canada’s Meteorological Services of Canada Radio network. This standard does not apply to receivers not equipped to receive SAME messages (e.g., tone-alert receivers).

CTA/NSF 2052.1-2016 (ANSI)

Definitions and Characteristics for Wearable Sleep Monitors

This voluntary standard defines terms used to describe sleep and indicates, where appropriate, the functionality necessary in a consumer sleep measuring device to measure those characteristics. This standard provides definitions of sleep features terminology recommended for wearable sleep monitoring consumer products. This standard does not provide operational definitions for terminology used for medical devices.

CTA 2056-2016 (ANSI)

Physical Activity Monitoring for Fitness Wearables: Step Counting

This standard creates definitions and performance criteria for measuring step counting on consumer wearable or app-based Physical Activity Monitoring Devices.


Standard for Consumer EEG File Format (Attuned Container Format)

Attuned (Attuned Container Format) is an extensible storage format for time series data and associated metadata. Attuned was created to address the need for a true multi-modal time-series file format that can hold simultaneously multiple diverse time-series data streams. A key requirement for Attuned was to be able to store essentially any kind of time series data streams with few or no limitations on the number of channels, sampling rates, value formats, and amount or type of associated meta-data. A core use case for the format, is to store data from multiple sensors, which measure diverse hysiological data (e.g., EEG and other brain signals, heart rate, motion capture, eye tracking, video, audio, and human interface device inputs), but also any other kind of states that relates to such measurements (e.g., simultaneous application state and events). Attuned was designed with the additional requirements in mind that the file contents shall be streamable (e.g., at the time of recording or playback), the contained streams can be time-synchronized, the file format is efficient in terms of storage space, and that the specification should be simple and compact.


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