By chrisseaton - 3 days ago
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I am working in medical devices but I am more familiar with the FDA regulations.
What I wonder regarding risk management is how you justify the safety of QT /iOS / Android. In its risk management, the FDA asks you to list of your SW dependencies you are using "off the shelf", and you have to analyze how any failure of any of your dependencies could lead to a failure of your device/application (which is good sense really).
So usually for a simple library it is easy to justify and identify the failure mode, but you look at the OS or big frameworks, it is always harder to find a clear mitigation. Especially at the OS level where potentially any part of memory could be corrupted, your thread not being scheduled, etc.
For example, in your case imagine you have a driver or QT rendering bug that makes the red overlay layer becoming transparent on some HW. That would lead to the user not identifying the correct area and in the end lead to a wrong computation. (I can see on some screenshots you have the percentage displayed so that could be a mitigation in itself)
I am working in the embedded space so generally we have less dependencies and a simpler code base, but we are always reluctant to use off the shelf SW because of the added risk management required. This is counter intuitive for safety but from a regulatory stand point it is sometimes easier to reimplement some features, than using a proven library, because this is less a hassle to justify or maintain.
So was it something raised by the regulator ? Can you give us some example of how you addressed it?
seren - 2 days ago
nv-vn - 3 days ago
They have several such apps on the website.
Warning: it uses the Scheme programming language.
i_feel_great - 2 days ago
I would love to see a list of these.
Edit: I guess this is a partial list within the article itself, UK based stuff, though I would be more interested in a US based list:
Winner, Excellence in Mobile Healthcare and overall winner, eHealth Insider Awards, 2013
Highly Commended, Improving Care with Technology, Health Service Journal Awards, 2013
Highly Commended, Innovative Mobile App of the Year, BCS UK IT Industry Awards, 2013
Highly Commended, Best Use of Mobile Technology in Healthcare, eHealth Insider Awards, 2012
Winner, Excellence in Innovation, NHS North West Health Innovation Awards, 2011
DoreenMichele - 3 days ago
rollulus - 2 days ago
osrec - 3 days ago
I have few friends who are pharmacists maybe I could develop something with them. :)
avgDev - 3 days ago
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nurgasemetey - 3 days ago