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A Medical Device Platform: Beyond the Operating System

By Bill Graham With the release of the new Wind River Platform for Medical Devices it's a good time to point out the breadth of products and services that make up a modern embedded solution suite. In fact, our medical solutions go well beyond the products that make up the Platform. The Platform for Medical Devices provides the main components: VxWorks…

FDA’s 510(k) Process Under Scrutiny

By Santhosh Nair In September of 2009 the FDA commissioned an independent committee review of its 510(k) process, the most common method medical device manufacturers use to bring lower-risk products to market.  In their resultant report, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended a complete overhaul.  Although the FDA has dismissed the recommendations, they are continuing to refine the 510(k) process.…

Test Management 4.0: Reduce Risk by Understanding the Impact of Change

By Ido Sarig Big day today, we just announced the release of our latest version of Wind River Test Management, WRTM 4.0, the culmination of several years of hard work - kudos to our engineering team! In the coming weeks, I will be covering many of the new features of WRTM 4.0 in detail in a series of separate posts,…

Fish Finders, Embedded Linux and Graphics

By Paul Anderson  Here I am up at rustic cabin in Northern Wisconsin enjoying some time off the grid. I feel like Ralph Waldo Emerson getting in touch with nature, and exploring Transcendentalism, except for one minor detail: I have a wireless connection. Emerson was quoted as saying “Nature hates calculators,” and I’m not sure what he would think about…

FDA Outlines Oversight of Mobile Medical Applications

By Peter MacKay 2011 is turning out to be an evolutionary year for the growing mobile healthcare industry.  In 2007, the iPhone, while not the first handheld applications platform, arguably revolutionized the way modern consumers use telephones.  Around this time healthcare visionaries also foresaw the integration of what I call “user space” with medical enterprises, and a general change in…

Strengthening Security for Connected Medical Devices

By Santhosh Nair Three years ago an article in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that computer hackers could gain wireless access to implanted pacemakers and shut them off, or reprogram defibrillators to deliver fatal jolts of electricity. This generated an avalanche of press worldwide about the hidden risks of medical devices, followed by requisite hand-wringing from politicians and…

Highlights and hot topics from the Medical Devices Summit

By Santhosh Nair 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…

Wind River Named “Transformational”

By Ido Sarig Voke, Inc. has just released its annual “Market Mover Array Report on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)," and we’re very pleased to see that Wind River’s Device Lifecycle Management solutions were favorably reviewed, and ranked as  “Transformational” - the highest category, reserved for vendors that are changing the tone and direction of the market!  Continue Reading>>

When embedded software testing is a life or death issue

By Ido Sarig When I was in high school, there was a popular TV show called “Moral Dilemma” that aired in my native country. It featured a panel of professionals such asdoctors and lawyers who discussed “life or death” issues related to their daily work:  Would you represent and defend a client charged with murder after he confided in you…