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Retrofitting Software Safety in an Implantable Medical Device
January/February 1994 (vol. 11 no. 1)
pp. 41-50

Regulatory agencies are requiring companies to systematically demonstrate software safety in their implantable devices, even those already developed. The authors devised a rigorous software safety analysis technique and applied it to a nearly-completed cardiac rhythm management device. They were able to identify safety faults, modify the software to mitigate them, and verify overall safety.

Index Terms:
prosthetics; safety; software reliability; legislation; medical computing; pacemakers; retrofitting; cardiac rhythm management device; implantable medical device; regulatory agencies; rigorous software safety analysis technique; safety faults; software modification; safety verification
Citation:
Ramin Mojdehbakhsh, Wei-Tek Tsai, Shekhar Kirani, Lynn Elliott, "Retrofitting Software Safety in an Implantable Medical Device," IEEE Software, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 41-50, Jan.-Feb. 1994, doi:10.1109/52.251205
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