REVIEWING THE IMPACT OF EMBEDDED SYSTEMS IN MEDICAL DEVICES IN THE USA

Authors

  • Sedat Sonko Independent Researcher, USA
  • Ayodeji Matthew Monebi Department of Radio and Communications Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea
  • Emmanuel Augustine Etukudoh Independent Researcher, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Femi Osasona Scottish Water, UK.
  • Akoh Atadoga Independent Researcher, San Francisco, USA
  • Cosmas Dominic Daudu Nigeria LNG Limited, Bonny Island, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/imsrj.v4i2.767

Abstract

The integration of embedded systems in medical devices has revolutionized the healthcare landscape in the United States, fostering advancements in patient care, diagnostics, and treatment modalities. This review provides a concise overview of the extensive review conducted to understand the multifaceted impact of embedded systems in medical devices within the USA. Embedded systems, characterized by their compact size and integration into various medical devices, play a pivotal role in enhancing the efficiency, accuracy, and functionality of healthcare technologies. This review explores the pervasive influence of embedded systems in diverse medical applications, ranging from wearable devices monitoring vital signs to sophisticated imaging equipment and life-saving implantable devices. The analysis encompasses a comprehensive examination of the regulatory landscape governing embedded medical devices in the USA, emphasizing the stringent standards set by regulatory bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The evolving regulatory framework reflects the ongoing efforts to balance innovation with patient safety, ensuring that embedded systems adhere to the highest standards of reliability and security. Furthermore, the review delves into case studies and real-world examples, showcasing instances where embedded systems have contributed significantly to medical breakthroughs and improved patient outcomes. The integration of artificial intelligence, data analytics, and connectivity within embedded systems has enabled healthcare professionals to access real-time patient data, facilitating timely interventions and personalized treatment plans. However, the review also addresses challenges and concerns, including cybersecurity risks and the need for standardized interoperability among different embedded systems. The potential for remote hacking and data breaches underscores the importance of robust cybersecurity measures in the rapidly evolving landscape of medical device technology. This comprehensive review sheds light on the transformative impact of embedded systems in medical devices within the USA. By examining both the positive contributions and challenges associated with these technologies, stakeholders can make informed decisions to further propel the integration of embedded systems for improved healthcare outcomes.

Keywords:  Embedded System, Medical, Devices, USA, Health, Review.

Published

2024-02-09

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