QNX unveils new medical reference design at MD&M West

This just in: QNX will demonstrate a new software reference design for medical devices this week at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West conference in Anaheim.

The reference design, which is built on the QNX Neutrino RTOS, features a human machine interface (HMI) based on the Qt application framework and demonstrates connectivity to blood pressure monitors, weight scales, pulse oximeters, and other medical devices.

Here is a screen capture of the reference design showing blood pressure, pulse rate, and other information:

The reference design supports the Bluetooth Health Device Profile, which is suited for medical applications in which data is relayed from the local device, such as a pulse oximeter, to a mobile phone or PC. The reference design also supports remote device connectivity with a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Here is another screen capture demonstrating the video-conference capabilities of the new design:

For more details about the reference design, read the press release. For more information on the QNX Neutrino RTOS, which has a long history of being deployed in FDA-certified devices, click here.

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