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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 5 • Oct. 1995

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  • Engineering real-time systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):233 - 240
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Advances in microelectronics increasingly allow control devices to be widely distributed and deeply embedded within systems. Control engineering therefore involves the integration of these controllers, acting in harmony across whole systems. Such systems, though, involve dynamic real-time processes, with inherent physical characteristics; controllers must therefore respond correctly, at the right ... View full abstract»

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  • A new standard for PEMS and its application to radiotherapy systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):226 - 232
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    Traditionally looked on as 'dry' and 'restrictive', standards nevertheless have an important central role to play in medical safety systems. This article looks at the draft IEC standard for programmable electrical medical systems (PEMS) and how it will apply to radiotherapy systems.<> View full abstract»

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  • Applying software dependability principles to medical robotics

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):222 - 225
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    Medical robotics is a relatively new branch of robotics and application to safety-critical system development. Traditional approaches to the development of robotic systems no longer suffice as many of the key robot-human safety principles are compromised due to the very nature of the application. It is therefore suggested that safety-critical system techniques be used, in conjunction with quantita... View full abstract»

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  • A safe communication system for wheelchair-mounted medical robots

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):216 - 221
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    When a powered medical manipulator is added to a motorised electric wheelchair, the result is a system which can be safety critical for the user. When a number of other systems, such as environmental controllers, displays and navigation systems are incorporated into the overall systems, the complexity of control can further affect safety. The solution to these problems has resulted in the developm... View full abstract»

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  • The SADLI project safety critical software research in the medical diagnostic domain

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):211 - 215
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    The overall objective of the SADLI project was to implement a demonstration imaging system in diagnostic microscopy using functional programming under the discipline of a safety critical methodology in order to determine the benefits and the constraints that arise from so doing. For this implementation, we selected an application in cervical screening since it is clearly safety critical, software ... View full abstract»

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  • Computerised conformal radiation therapy-a critical process

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):205 - 210
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    Cancer radiotherapy encompasses diagnostic techniques, treatment simulation and planning, specialised treatment delivery and verification. Imaging technology, mathematical modelling and medico scientific concepts are brought together in a computerised environment to meet the highly specific and literally critical medical needs of a large number of patients. The article describes clinical systems a... View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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