Highlights and hot topics from the Medical Devices Summit

By Santhosh Nair

Santhosh Photo There were a lot of great takeaways from the Medical Devices Summit that I attended last week in San Diego.  Wind River solutions architect Pete MacKay gave an excellent presentation about medical devices design, cloud and Android that was very well received and Intel ECG presented on embedded security and isolation/protection in medical device design.  Wind River had a booth where Michel Chabroux and Gabriel Quiroz showcased our Atlantis platform for connected medical devices – they demonstrated data traversing from an edge device (a weighing scale), all the way through the aggregator device to the final application.

Throughout the event, the topic that seemed to be on everyone’s mind was compliance.  Not surprisingly, conversations around regulations and compliance overshadowed many of the technology discussions.   Most of these talks centered on how to manage risk in your development process, the importance of having excellent design controls in place, managing suppliers and variance in your supply chain logistics, and how to navigate the regulatory maze and not get caught up in the trivia. 

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