Medical Device Testing- Connecting People and Technology

IoT for a medical device in this digital era? The Internet of Things (IoT) technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in the development of medical devices and its software. An IoT device is embedded with sensors, actuators, computing devices and data communication capabilities. These are linked to networks for data transportation. IoT-MD makes possible the remote and continuous monitoring of a patient’s health. IoT-MD is poised to revolutionize the functioning of the healthcare industry. Medical device manufacturers and patients who use these devices on a day to day basis have been trusting Microgenesis with its embedded software development process and testing techniques for more than a decade now.  Choosing the right system software for medical devices Finding the appropriate software for the design of medical devices is critical. Developers have many choices to make from whether to use a “roll-your-own” solution or a commercial “off-the-shelf” product to whether to employ a real-time operating system or a general-purpose operating system. There is no optimal solution for all devices but understanding the parameters of the application and its interaction with the target will help developers narrow their search.  Any discussion on software for medical devices should begin with one overarching consideration: Medical devices directly impact human lives. That said, modern medical devices come in all shapes and sizes -from quite large elaborate radiation machines to small implanted pacemakers that are battery operated and they vary greatly in the criticality of their intended functions. Therefore, the first specific consideration in selecting the apt system software should be the intended use case. MGTech’s way forward in the Healthcare Industry Today medical devices /equipment are increasingly packaged with critical software that is used to direct equipment. Software validation has become a critical process before releasing product to the market. A minor bug in the software can be a dangerous and costly affair due to the involvement of human lives! Test validation is guaranteed to help improve code robustness, efficiency, stability, performance, and product readiness of the software to market. As an integral part of the software development life cycle process, test validation is a continuous process, beginning early in the development cycle and critical to devise innovation resulting in more than 50% reduction in time spent on testing of this software. With over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry integrating process, people and system have proved to be a key differentiator in the MicroGenesis’ testing technique.