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Medical cyber-physical systems (MCPS) are lifecritical, context-aware, networked systems of medical devices. These systems are increasingly used in hospitals to provide highquality continuous care for patients. The need to design complex MCPS that are both safe and effective has presented numerous challenges, including achieving high assurance in system software, intoperability, context-aware intelligence, autonomy, security and privacy, and device certifiability. In this paper, we discuss these challenges in developing MCPS, some of our work in addressing them, and several open research issues
cyber-physical systems, model-based design, medical device systems, closed-loop physiological control, design challenges
Insup Lee, Oleg Sokolsky, Sanjian Chen, John Hatcliff, Eunkyoung Jee, BaekGyu Kim, Andrew King, Margaret Mullen-Fortino, Soojin Park, Alexander Roederer, and Krishna Venkatasubramanian, "Challenges and Research Directions in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems", . January 2012.
Date Posted: 12 March 2012
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