Choosing Linux for Medical Devices
Advantages, Issues, and Recommendations for Device Manufacturers

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May 27, 2014 02:00 PM EDT
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Linux is the operating system of choice for a wide range of medical devices, from vital sign monitors to hospital bedside infotainment systems to complex imaging equipment. Yet not all Linux implementations are alike. Cobbling together solutions from pure Linux without commercial support puts the burdens of testing, validation, documentation, maintenance, and compliance on device manufacturers and their developers—an onerous, time-consuming, and complex process that can turn “free” Linux into a very costly proposition.

Join Ken Herold, Engineering Specialist at Wind River for Medical and Security Solutions as he covers areas that software developers and manufacturers need to consider when choosing Linux for medical device applications.

  • Advantages and challenges that open source presents for medical device development
  • Regulatory compliance and support requirements for software in medical devices
  • How the increased roll of security of medical devices will impact design

Ken Herold, Engineering Specialist, Medical and Security Solutions, Wind River

Curt Schwaderer, OpenSystems Media