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Software Considerations and Security Requirements for Medical Devices

Software Considerations and Security Requirements for Medical Devices

By guest contributor Daniela Previtali, Global Marketing Director, Wibu-Systems Software has become ubiquitous in the healthcare industry given its widespread use for controlling medical devices and health information systems and communicating and maintaining electronic patient data, all in an increasingly connected environment. For embedded system developers, in particular, choosing the software best suited for the design of the medical device and its…
Digital Transformation is a Balancing Act – Wind River @ NAMES 2018

Digital Transformation is a Balancing Act – Wind River @ NAMES 2018

By Pavan Singh Last week at the North America Manufacturing Excellence Conference 2018, I hosted a round table on “Will industry 4.0 require a complete overhaul of my systems or can I keep some of my legacy equipment?” Across the round table and meetings, I had an opportunity to talk to executives from key manufacturers including General Motors, Johnson &…
Choosing the Right System Software for Medical Devices

Choosing the Right System Software for Medical Devices

By Jeff Kataoka The advances in healthcare, therapies and medical technologies are moving forward at an unbelievable pace. I’m amazed at how the treatments and technology can change so quickly, even from one year to the next. Recently, I witnessed how knee replacement surgery and the treatments can change over just fourteen months. I’ve witnessed new methods of providing anesthesia…
Cybersecurity:  The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

Cybersecurity: The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso A few months ago, Equifax had a data breach that exposed to hackers the names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other sensitive personal information and resulted in a total of 145.5 million consumers impacted by this cyber security breach  after the forensic investigation concluded.  The resulting outcry from potentially affected businesses…
Extracting IIoT Value at the Edge

Extracting IIoT Value at the Edge

Guest blog by Greenwave's Artur Menzeleev Internet of Things (IoT) edge analytics is experiencing a dramatic upsurge in interest. The impact of moving analytics to the edge is showing its potential in industrial automation, industrial asset optimization, and industrial IoT (IIoT) deployments. As both hardware processing and software analytics get more powerful at the edge, the industry has begun shifting the traditional…
AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

By Kevin Konkos What do I want to eat yesterday?  Seems like a strange question.  Yet IoT systems are architected to often ask very similar questions by aggregating a massive amount of data in a central repository where every so often a data scientist can evaluate and perhaps realize some insights that would have been best realized and responded to…
Software Containment in VxWorks:  VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

Software Containment in VxWorks: VxPOD – A Separation Alternative to Virtualization

By Ka Kay Achacoso The challenge in hardware consolidation for real-time embedded systems is ensuring that sub-systems don’t interfere with each other.   To take advantage of the space and hardware cost reduction that comes with hardware consolidation, some systems use virtualization technology to separate sub-systems from each other.  With Virtualization, a hypervisor is run either on the hardware (Type 1…

Helping University Minds Harness IoT

By Neil McLellan Through the Wind River University Program earlier this year, I had the opportunity to mentor a group of engineering students at San Diego State University.  Wind River sponsored their senior project - which was to address a relatively simple challenge  – create a sound capture device, render a sound file, and save it somewhere. This seemingly straightforward exercise…
HIMSS 2016 and Special Teams

HIMSS 2016 and Special Teams

By Neil McLellan Before a crowd of several thousand medical industry and technology professionals, 2016 Super Bowl champion quarterback, Peyton Manning spoke, “I have been on the receiving end of your efforts. I cannot even come close to doing what you do.” The collective “you” to which Mr. Manning referred to represents an entire industry of innovators and visionaries seeking to…
Care in the Cloud – Rx Helix IoT

Care in the Cloud – Rx Helix IoT

By Neil McLellan Back in 1962, 54 people gathered in Baltimore Maryland – the first official meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management System Society, more commonly known as HIMSS. More than a half-century later, HIMSS has grown well beyond its humble beginnings as a 10 tabletop exhibition and conference, to accommodate well over 1300 exhibitors, 500 speakers, and over…