INDUSTRIAL IOT USE CASE: HEALTHCARE

THE ERA OF PREDICTIVE MEDICINE BEGINS

THE CHALLENGE

While the field of healthcare is brimming with innovation, the pace of adoption has been slow since stakes are high. In matters of life and death, new medical devices must be FDA approved by being meticulously tested in multiple environments and demonstrate a proven track record of ultra-reliability before widespread use can begin.

This is why bedside monitoring stations, for example, have remained largely unchanged for so long—an imposing jumble of multiple machines, flashing lights, and tangled wires. And most of these monitoring devices operate completely independently and must be manually checked by hospital staff. It's only when an alarm sounds that a doctor or nurse knows something is wrong.

But patients are demanding better care while physicians and healthcare providers are praising the benefits of predictive medicine. What if there were a way to take whole medical systems—not just monitoring stations but the real-time data from an entire hospital network or the results of a new batch of clinical drug trials—and feed everything into a central location to better monitor patients and practice truly predictive medicine?

  • Managing the risk of introducing new medical devices
  • Centralizing patient and hospital system monitoring
  • Practicing predictive medicine in real time

THE SOLUTION

Healthcare Solution

With Wind River® Titanium Server, the first fully integrated network virtualization platform, healthcare providers can now virtualize the thousands of medical devices used across a hospital system. Instead of having multiple independent, isolated machines requiring manual monitoring, a cluster of bedside monitors now becomes a single node on an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) operating platform. Medical professionals can monitor, aggregate, and act on medical data in real time.

Imagine a patient connected to just a few carefully placed Bluetooth sensors that report everything from EKG to blood sugar level to a centralized location. The data could be analyzed for immediate action and even sent on to the tablet of a trusted doctor or relative. In addition, data from an entire medical station or even an entire hospital network could be aggregated to provide insights into new treatments and suggest preventive measures.

Healthcare Solution

With Wind River Helix Device Cloud, new devices can be tested, validated, and updated easily and remotely via a robust, on-premises, cloud-based IoT platform. System upgrades are pushed out instantly, enabling patient care to keep pace with the latest technology. And with VxWorks® at the core of billions of embedded systems, including FDA Class I, II, and III devices for a broad array of medical needs, healthcare professionals know that innovative new medical devices—whether next-generation prosthetics, artificial discs, or smart stents and valves—will work seamlessly with their platform.

Healthcare, get ready for a quantum leap forward.

THE TECHNOLOGY

VxWorks

VxWorks

Trust system-critical devices to the industry's leading operating system, offering scalability, security, and real-time performance.

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Titanium Server

Titanium Server

Virtualize an industrial data center with the first fully integrated, feature-complete network software virtualization platform.

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Device Cloud

Device Cloud

Deploy, manage, and update thousands of edge devices quickly and remotely via a robust, cloud-based IoT system.

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Scale complex industrial systems rapidly and securely via open source technology.
Collect, analyze, and act on industrial data via a completely secure, on-premises cloud.