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Using Linux in Medical Devices

Patient safety is affected by medical device security

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Medical device security
Linux® continues to be the leading choice for embedded device operating systems but the decision on whether to choose Linux for use in a medical device setting includes the additional considerations of patient safety and data security. This white paper will help designers understand Linux, including medical safety, and device security, how to address security issues when they arise, medical device certification, mixed-safety critical systems, the hardware platform, and the optimum use of hardware.