Research and Engineering Roadmap for Development and Deployment of Smart Medical Devices

Jan Sliwa, Emmanuel Benoist


The actual clinical use of smart wireless, software-based, mobile medical devices does not meet the recently raised expectations. First, current low level of interoperability calls for setting and enforcing open standards from the device level to the national/global collaboration structure. Second, heterogeneous and frequently changing devices, operating in various natural, technical and human environments, do not match the classical approval model. In addition to a time-limited set of clinical trials, they need a system of continuous quality monitoring. Third, ad-hoc deployment, without dedicated staff with well defined, novel skill sets is not scalable. A proper organizational structure is necessary. In this paper we present a modular software structure and a framework of a system supporting both the direct health care and the continuous quality evaluation. We expose the location of interfaces crucial for assuring multivendor interoperability. We then define a roadmap giving structure to the necessary development effort. The structure we propose should permit to coordinate the actions of independent teams tackling the immense number of multifaceted and interrelated tasks.


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Sliwa J. and Benoist E. (2015). Research and Engineering Roadmap for Development and Deployment of Smart Medical Devices . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: SmartMedDev, (BIOSTEC 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-071-0, pages 221-232. DOI: 10.5220/0005291002210232

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author={Jan Sliwa and Emmanuel Benoist},
title={Research and Engineering Roadmap for Development and Deployment of Smart Medical Devices},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: SmartMedDev, (BIOSTEC 2015)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: SmartMedDev, (BIOSTEC 2015)
TI - Research and Engineering Roadmap for Development and Deployment of Smart Medical Devices
SN - 978-989-758-071-0
AU - Sliwa J.
AU - Benoist E.
PY - 2015
SP - 221
EP - 232
DO - 10.5220/0005291002210232