@richardst Thanks for bringing that up. One of the critical FDA guidelines is that the system should be designed in such a way that even though the software can, and likely will eventually, go haywire, electrical and mechanical safeguards must be in place to protect the patient. If that is done very well, the quality of the software can be lower and yet the user can be safe.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.