Wind River Medical Newsletter: June 2012

Intel and Wind River Address the Multifaceted Security Threats Targeting Medical Devices

Medical devices, including diagnostic tablet computers, heart-rate monitors, and MRI scanners, are just as susceptible to malware as standard laptop computers. The stakes of keeping health-care devices secure are particularly high.

Mike Taborn, platform architect at Intel®, and Ken Herold, engineering specialist at Wind River®, recently presented a web seminar on the increase in the complexity of securing devices and the risk of vulnerabilities slipping past equipment manufacturers and hospital IT organizations.

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Intel and Wind River Bring Medical Data Wirelessly to Android-Based Tablets

Gerald van Kampen, senior technical account manager at Wind River, presented a medical demo based on Android at the Embedded World Show in Nuremberg, Germany. The demonstration showcased a mobile health-care device for the home that wirelessly measures and transmits patient data. Built with Wind River Platform for Android, this type of connected medical device can reduce chronic disease costs, empower patients to better maintain their health, and enable physicians to remotely monitor patients.

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How Are You Reducing Radiation?

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 minimize exposure. They cite studies done in 2009 showing this total exposure to have nearly doubled in two decades in the U.S. population.

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Eight-Step Approach to Address the Multifaceted Security Threats Targeting Medical Devices

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June 18–21, 2012
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September 11, 2012
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