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Advantages of Scalable Architecture for Medical Devices

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Scalable Architecture for Medical Devices

Quickly Support Medical Software Standards

Medical equipment manufacturers are scrambling to meet the growing demand for reliable, clinically-relevant devices, while facing increased regulatory challenges throughout the U.S., Asia Pacific and European markets. At the same time, hospital medical processes and procedures are becoming more centralized – driving to the “Connected Health” - which requires a higher level of standardization and coordination between devices.

With the goal of making portable health devices (PHDs) more interoperable, the healthcare industry is adopting recommendations from groups such as Continua* Health Alliance and IEEE. Using the Intel® Medical Evaluation Kit with IEEE 11073 Continua Certified Software Stack for Medical Applications, developers of medical devices can quickly modify their applications to support these standards. The kit implements the guidelines for an Application Host Device (AHD) as defined by the Continua design guidelines. It supports all USB device specializations defined by Continua v1.0 specification for an AHD. This kit was designed using many of the requirements of the ISO 13485-2003 quality standards. Save time and effort by evaluating software from Intel that supports these emerging interoperation standards validated on a wide range of Intel® processor-based platforms.

After registering, developers can download the software binaries and documentation for free at http://edc.intel. com/Applications/Medical/Evaluation-Kit/. The source code is also available and is distributed through your Intel field sales representative. The software has been certified on a powerful Intel® Atom™ processor N450 development kit using Microsoft* Windows* Embedded Standard 7 Embedded. This Intel platform can be purchased online at http://edc.intel. com/Platforms/Atom-N450-D410-D510/ Development-Board. Although this software meets the requirement of Continua Compliance with Windows Embedded Standard 7, it has been built and validated with QNX*, Wind River* VxWorks*, Ubuntu* Linux*, Ubuntu Real Time Kernel and LinuxWorks* LynxOS*.

Read the full Scalable Architecture for Medical Devices paper.