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  • 06  Informationstechnik und Kommunikationstechnik
  • 06.02  IT-Infrastruktur / Computer-Hardware / mHealth

IT-Infrastruktur / Computer-Hardware / mHealth

  • 06  Informationstechnik und Kommunikationstechnik
  • 06.02  IT-Infrastruktur / Computer-Hardware / mHealth
  • 06.02.15  Wearable technologies, smart textiles

Wearable technologies, smart textiles

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Produktkategorie: Wearable technologies, smart textiles


MedicalOS is a specific packaging of the UNISON RTOS for Medical Applications and Wearable Medical Devices. MedicalOS components were selected to provide a broad set of features for Medical Applications. With MedicalOS users which are looking for a fast effective solution would not have to complicate and encumber their search with unnecessary components.

The specific requirements for Medical OEM Devices are varied but share common characteristics. These common characteristics are:

● Certifications by country but with common certification recognition;
● Requirements to be certified at level 1, 2 or 3 if it is a medical device;
● Portable, semi-portable or wearable;
● Run from AC or battery or both with a rechargeable battery;
● Collect data including all vital signs and raise out of range alarms;
● Store data;
● Transmit data to other systems;
● Display data locally;
● Analyze data and raise alarms;
● Input parameters and configuration information locally;
● Integrate into other systems;
● Store and dispense medicines of various types;
● Detect motion of various kinds and analyze the motion, taking appropriate action;
● Synchronize time with a reliable source;
● Allow secure remote access for both data access and configuration;
● Be 100% secure; Support wireless communication options for convenience;
● Support wireless communications standards that are suitable for medical environments;
● Offer high reliability where required;
● Support various motor drives;
● Offer motion control support; Integrate various types of rotary positioning devices;
● Support pressure, temperature, video, and other sensors to collect data;
● Offer remote management support;
● And a broad range of other requirements.

Given this set of specification, the following items have been selected to be included in the MedicalOS package:

● UNISON kernel with serial I/O and Fsys file system;
● TCP/ipv4/ipv6
● Advanced networking
● CoAP
● Webserver and text browser
● Azure IoT
● WiFi
● Bluetooth Classic and Smart/Smartready
● 6loWPAN with 802.15.4 radios
● FATFS with Nor, Nand and eMMC support
● PowerSafe file system
● Secure bootloader
● Graphics options
● Camera and video modules
● Home health care reference design
● Wearables reference design
● All MCU, MPU and FPGA options with any supporting IDE

The set of capabilities provided by MedicalOS are sufficient to design virtually any Medical Device or any Wearable Medical Device with low risk, minimum time to market and minimum life cycle costs.

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Produktkategorie: IT-Infrastruktur / Computer-Hardware / mHealth

Home Health Care

Based on MedicalOS, the home health care reference design shows the architecture to develop an in home healthcare system which is hardware agnostic and connect it to the cloud . It consists of the following components:

● a FRDM-K64F Kintetis evaluation board connected via TCP/IPv4/v6 to a wireless router,
a TI Tiva 129 launchpad evaluation board connected via TCP/IPv4/v6 to a wireless router,
an STM3240g evaluation board connected via TCP/IPv4/v6 to a wireless router,
a wireless router which is connected to the internet,
a windows server,
the UNISON RTOS MedicalOS package,
and an Android phone.
Home health care is all about remote monitoring and control. These systems are designed to provide feedback such as:

Did mother fall? An accelerometer output can be used to find this out.
Did she get up today? A variety of sensors and sensor fusion could provide this data.
Did she eat?
Did she take her meds?
Did she go outside - is she close to home? Where is she?
All of these features can be added to both WearableOS based home health care devices and MedicalOS based more stationary devices. These products are designed specifically for minimizing time to market, minimizing risk and minimizing cost.

In terms of the reference design, the FRDM-K64 represents a home healthcare node in the reference design. Using the UNISON RTOS MedicalOS configuration, this node be expanded to offer additional wireless capabilities including Bluetooth Classic, BLE, 6loWPAN becoming an intelligent wireless gateway for portable health devices.

The STM3240g and the Tiva 129 could also represent home healthcare node in the reference design. Using the UNISON RTOS MedicalOS configuration, these nodes could also be expanded to offer additional wireless capabilities including Bluetooth Classic, BLE, 6loWPAN becoming an intelligent wireless gateway for portable health devices and also have storage and database capabilities often required in these applications.

The evaluation modules all run the home healthcare main application and is intended to collect information and relay it to the cloud. The main protocol to allow many different homes to securely connect to the cloud is MQTT-client which runs over TCP/IPv4/v6 with the full UNISON / MedicalOS security features. It also runs SNTP client.

To show changing data, the FRDM board sends accelerometer data to the server so others may receive this information by first publishing and then writing this data using the MedicalOS MQTT client. To show remote control of the device, a command set is supported which allows the user to change LED colors on the FRDM board. These commands are accepted using a Subscribe in the application and reading the data from the accelerometer when it arrives using the MedicalOS MQTT client.

The wireless router provides a means for the Android phone to connect to the system using WiFi and also provides a connection to the Internet for the server. The reference design is also completely Internet enabled and the Android phone could connect via GPRS, LTE, or another WiFi router.

The server runs MQTT server and SNTP server. Many devices can connect to the sever and send information using publish, subscribe, read and write. Users can see the various events that are sent to the server, the devices that send messages to the server. The MQTT server is Mosquito.

The Android phone runs an off the shelf application which allows it to subscribe to data from the MQTT server (using WiFi or over the Internet), publish commands to the server, and read and write data to/from the server. This is exactly what a home health care system needs to do. Using these commands the user can change the LED color on the FRDM-K64 or watch the accelerometer data from the board. It can do similar things for the Tiva 129 but because the sensor board is included with a battery, there is more data to be read. In a similar fashion the ST3240g can be the main hub for a home with remote phone control.

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RoweBots Research Inc. was founded in May 1987 by a group of University researchers. From the outset, RoweBots had its roots in real-time multiprocessor software and has broadened into an embedded signal processing systems company today. During this time extensive work was done on industrial productivity to deliver the value that customers require during software development. The evolution of the business has been built on a broad base of technology and rich business understanding that remains in the company today.

RoweBots teams and products strive to create empowered, customer driven programming teams which are highly flexible and adaptable. We help you achieve this by ensuring that you have precise, timely, accountable, and value driven communication along with great programming tools for agile embedded system development and model based programming. By matching your development environment more closely with your business goals, you can maximize the value added and capabilities of your organization.

RoweBots consulting work complements the product line by encompassing a range of embedded systems services required to deal with specific research and development issues. Traditionally, our business has been real-time embedded multiprocessor systems software, networking and signal processing and we maintain this focus, now extended to embedded systems. From a tiny DSP to full blown distributed, heterogeneous, multicore and multiprocessor systems, RoweBots people deliver signal processing systems that work on time and on budget.

In 2007, RoweBots celebrated 20 years of profitable operation. Our customers include many of the world leaders in signal processing from a broad spectrum of industries. Every day our products are sorting parcels, powering classification systems, helping our forces and a broad set of other tasks which drive our ubiquitous world forward into smarter and lower cost applications

RoweBots Research Inc. is based in Waterloo Region, the software capital of Canada.

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