Challenges and opportunities in software-driven medical devices

The safety and security of medical devices driven by software, the software-development processes, and the need for data collection and privacy, all offer challenges and opportunities for device regulation and clinical care.

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Fig. 1: Three examples of software-driven medical devices.

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Gordon, W.J., Stern, A.D. Challenges and opportunities in software-driven medical devices. Nat Biomed Eng 3, 493–497 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-019-0426-z

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