SAN JOSE, Calif. At the Embedded Systems Conference here, LynuxWorks announced that it has combined efforts with Portwell, Inc. to deliver a proof-of-concept (PoC) wireless sensor platform based on Intel chips to the health care community.
The PoC platform can connect to more than 25 Bluetooth wireless biometric sensors and has the ability to graphically portray patient sensor data for visual monitoring in a familiar Windows environment.
Data security is crucial in applying technology solutions to health care applications.
"Highly secure software environments such as LynxSecure that control memory boundaries can prevent applications from accessing the data regions of other applications, and thus help manufacturers meet safety-critical standards," said Stephen Balacco, director Embedded Software and Tools practice, VDC Research.
The new platform uses the Portwell WADE-8067, an Intel Core2 Duo processor-based Mini-ITX board with LynxSecure to securely run both a Linux operating system and an unmodified Windows operating system in parallel on the platform.
The Windows operating system, for example, is used to provide the environment for graphical user interfaces (GUI) and other open applications.
"The use of a secure separation kernel and hypervisor such as LynxSecure enables new highly integrated platforms such as the PoC to provide more processing power, lower energy consumption and dramatically reduce bill-of-material costs," said Alex Zilberman, medical segment manger, Intel's Embedded and Communications Group.