Samples for embedded telehealth inventions
This is just one example of why embedded computer telehealth strategies are poised to revolutionize medicine. Telehealth not only provides quick access to specialists, but can also remotely monitor patients and reduce clinical expenses. Many of the systems needed to realize these benefits will operate on the edge, and require technology with the portability and price point of commercial mobile platforms, as well as the flexibility to perform multiple functions securely and in real time. All of this must be provided in a embedded computer package that can meet the rigors of certification and scale over long lifecycle deployments.
The ability to transition between x86 and ARM processors is critical for low-volume medical applications because a single carrier board – often the most costly component of a COM architecture – embedded computer can suit the needs of both graphics-intensive systems and platforms that require more mobility and lower power. In addition to reducing Time-To-Market (TTM), this decreases Bill Of Materials (BOM) costs and eases Board Support Package (BSP) implementation, says Christoph Budelmann, General Manager, Budelmann Elektronik GmbH in Münster, Germany (www.budelmann-elektronik.com).
refer to: http://smallformfactors.com/articles/qseven-coms-healthcare-mobile/