Dynamic Testing Can Help Ensure the Security of Medical Devices

Today’s medical device manufacturers are at the forefront of developing innovative new ways to deliver patient care, from wearable electrocardiograms for patients to use at home to more complex devices such as robotic nurse assistants to help caretakers lift patients within a healthcare facility. Many existing medical devices including ventilators, defibrillators, patient monitors provide critical life saving capabilities.

A common element of any of these devices is that in order to ensure that patients are not at risk, it is critical that they behave correctly in all circumstances.  Another thing that these devices have in common is that they contain a significant amount of complex embedded software.