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Android and RTOS for Medical Applications



Hospitals have numerous devices from hand-held diagnostic tools to room-filling scanners. These products possess very demanding requirements and the implementation of software is key to their success. Operating system choice for medical devices is non-obvious since requirements are diverse - from managing hard real-time behavior to facilitating a rich user interface and maintaining communications. This session covers software requirements for multiple medical devices and how that impacts the choice of operating system. Using Android alongside a convention real-time operating system is investigated.

What You Will Learn

  • The broad demands on software for medical systems
  • How a real time OS may be a benefit and where Linux/Android play a part
  • The benefits of multicore design

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Colin Walls

A Technical Marketing Manager, Colin has over twenty-five years experience in the electronics industry, largely dedicated to embedded software. A frequent presenter at conferences and seminars and author of numerous technical articles and two books on embedded software, Colin is a member of the marketing team of the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division, and is based in the UK.

Book: Embedded Software: The Works
Blog: The Colin Walls Blog

Who Should View

  • Developers of software for medical applications
  • Technical managers selecting operating systems for medical and similar applications
  • Developers and managers interested in the wider deployment of Android and embedded multicore applications

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