January 01, 1970
*10:15 am - 11:00 am *
Android: A Medical Development Perspective
presented by Alan Cohen, Medical Practice Team Leader and Director of Systems Engineering, Logic PD
When it came to selecting an [fuller-featured] operating system (OS) for medical embedded development there were typically two choices: Windows CE or Linux - until recently. Enter Android. In less than three years it has become the most popular OS for smart phones, currently shipping a rate of [over 300] million per year.
Because of reliability concerns, medical device developers have traditionally lagged behind in the adoption of new technologies. But while it is relatively new, Android is based on proven Linux technology that is well understood in our industry. Our distinguished speaker will outline the benefits of using Android for embedded applications and for what types of medical devices Android makes sense.
About the speaker: Alan Cohen has more than 15 years of experience in developing and applying technologies to improve health care. He is presently the Medical Practice Team Leader and Director of Systems Engineering at Logic PD’s Design Services group. In these roles, he interfaces between Logic’s medical customers and its 100+ design engineers and industrial designers, to apply leading-edge technologies towards creating practical solutions to difficult problems. Logic’s world-class medical customers include Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Abiomed.
An experienced author on technical topics, Alan has authored a popular college textbook on computer communications and a number of published articles, and spoken at professional conferences, on medical and connectivity topics.
Before coming to Logic, Alan worked at a variety of medical device startups and consultancies involving medical devices and health information technologies. He was a co-founder of Boston Medical Technologies, which transformed a difficult-to-administer research-lab test for diabetic autonomic neuropathy into a simple and repeatable clinical test.
Alan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, with a minor in neurobiology. He has been awarded eight US patents for medical technologies.