A framework for the safe interoperability of medical devices in the presence of network failures

Cheolgi Kim, Mu Sun, Sibin Mohan, Heechul Yun, Lui Raymond Sha, Tarek Abdelzaher

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Abstract

There exists a growing need for automated interoperability among medical devices in modern healthcare systems. This requirement is not just for convenience, but to prevent the possibility of errors due to the complexity of interactions between the devices and human operators. Hence, a system supporting such interoperability is supposed to provide the means to interconnect distributed medial devices in an open space, so must be designed to account for network failures. In this paper, we introduce a generic framework, the Network-Aware Supervisory System (NASS) to integrate medical devices into such a clinical interoperability system that uses real networks. It provides a development environment, in which medical-device supervisory logic can be developed based on the assumptions of an ideal, robust network. A case study shows that the NASS framework provides the same procedural effectiveness as the original logic based on the ideal network model but with protection against real-world network failures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS '10
Pages149-158
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2010
Event1st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2010 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Apr 13 2010Apr 15 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS '10

Other

Other1st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2010
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period4/13/104/15/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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