Governments worldwide are pouring billions of dollars into health information technology. This is a huge new opportunity for embedded developers, but the opportunity comes with challenges. Medical settings have unique requirements in areas such as sealing, electromagnetic interference, and regulatory compliance.
This Embedded Innovator article shows how designers can address these challenges with standards-based solutions from Advantech. These Intel-based solutions range from computers-on-module (COM) boards to ready-made configurable platforms such as Mobile Clinical Assistants and Point-of-Care (POC) Terminals. The article also explains how developers can overcome the challenges of medical certification by partnering with experienced vendors.