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In order to prevent or minimise incorrect entries by the operator, the software interface must be designed to be clear and easy to understand - as intuitive as possible. The input ranges of certain values can also be limited in order to reduce risk. Incorrect operation can lead to fatal situations with medical devices. Read more
Limited computing power, special interfaces and high demands on reliability make the programming of embedded systems demanding. Essentially, developers have the choice between various Linux-based systems excluding of course other more seldom-used base systems. However, off-the-peg systems only prove to be suitable in rare cases or increase production costs considerably. read more
As of May 25, 2017, the new EU MDR / 2017 and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations IVDR / 2017 are valid and manufacturers of products subject to these regulations and related standards such as EN 60601-1 or EN 61010-1 , are currently in a transitional phase. more here
Usablility and user experience are not fads, but important features that contribute to the success of a device. If the user does not accept the device, it will not be successful and will not prevail on the market. One component that plays a crucial role in usability is the Human Machine Interface as an interface between man and machine. more here
Finger operation via touchscreens is the norm today - whether at the vending machine in the parking garage or when operating complex machines. In order for the touch-sensitive screens to work reliably under all conditions, the touch controllers must be individually programmed. more here
A fully equipped kitchen with recipes for it offers the GNU / Linux based framework Yocto. more here
For its new MiniReactor, INFORS HT was looking for a matching control unit with an appealing surface, which fits visually into the device and can be operated intuitively. more here
Whether a particular service or product should be better produced by external vendors or in-house depends on a variety of factors. more here