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Philip Asare, Danyang Cong, Santosh G. Vattam, BaekGyu Kim, Andrew King, Oleg Sokolsky, Insup Lee, Shan Lin, and Margaret Mullen-Fortino, "The Medical Device Dongle: An Open-Source Standards-Based Platform for Interoperable Medical Device Connectivity", 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI '12) , 667-672. January 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2110363.2110438
Emerging medical applications require device coordination, increasing the need to connect devices in an interoperable manner. However, many of the existing health devices in use were not originally developed for network connectivity and those devices with networking capabilities either use proprietary protocols or implementations of standard protocols that are unavailable to the end user. The first set of devices are unsuitable for device coordination applications and the second set are unsuitable for research in medical device interoperability. We propose the Medical Device Dongle (MDD), a low-cost, open-source platform that addresses both issues.
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interoperability, medical device connectivity, plug and play
Date Posted: 12 March 2012
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