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Java on VxWorks using Micro Runtime

Java on VxWorks using Micro Runtime

By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks Micro Runtime (MRT) is a Java engine that runs Java byte code on VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).   For applications that run on multiple platforms, the same application code that runs on VxWorks can also run on Linux, Android, iOS, and Windows. VxWorks Micro Runtime is developed by Intel’s Software and Services Group (SSG)…
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…
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…
Qt 5.5.1 for VxWorks 7 Released

Qt 5.5.1 for VxWorks 7 Released

By guest blogger Tuukka Turunen, Qt I am pleased to announce that we have now released fully supported Qt 5.5.1 for VxWorks 7 Real Time Operating System (RTOS). Older version of VxWorks has been supported with Qt 4.8, but the port has now been updated to Qt 5.5 and a new major version of VxWorks. With the new version released…
Healthcare and the ‘Internet of Things’

Healthcare and the ‘Internet of Things’

By Santhosh Nair     The healthcare industry is embracing the 'Internet of Things.' From the advent of mHealth, to healthcare personnel bringing their own devices into the hospitals, to consolidations that are happening up and down the value chain, the healthcare industry is finally embracing its version of the Internet. It’s a topic that I discussed recently in a…

Medical Device Security

By Jeff Fortin A recent study published by GAO caused quite a bit of uproar over medical device security. The GAO declared in its report [read more] that the FDA has not put enough oversight in the premarket approval (PMA) of certain medical devices that are susceptible to threats. In the report the GEO referred to an experiment described in…

Connected Health: Optimism on the Horizon

By Santhosh Nair There are telling signs that mHealth is rapidly moving up the adoption curve.  Earlier this year, Fuld & Company, a pioneer strategy consulting firm, conducted a national war gaming contest where leading business schools stress tested m-Health strategies of companies – ranging from large companies such as GE and Medtronic, to startups like Independa. A few of…

Open source in Medical Devices: Part of the Cure or Part of the Disease?

By Ido Sarig The Economist recently published a very interesting article on the merits of open source in medical device development, which raises some questions and sparks an important discussion.  In general, it is more common to see open source adoption in non-regulated industries. However, we are seeing it more and more in regulated industries primarily because it encourages rapid…

How Are You Reducing Radiation?

By Pete MacKay A few years back the FDA launched an initiative aimed at reducing radiation exposure in patients undergoing CT scans.  Clearly there are concerns with exposing the human body to ionizing radiation, and due to the prevalence and popularity of these imaging techniques the FDA feels they are in a position to ensure proactive steps are taken to…