This project explores various clinical scenarios on top of various middleware using a basic set of communication patterns. This project is composed of the following components.
- Simple Communication Patterns abstract low-level details of communication between medical devices and applications. All of the four patterns support properties to capture QoS requirements. The supported properties enable modular reasoning (via local control) about devices and applications. A prototype Java implementation of the patterns is available on top of RTI Connext and Vert.x via a common API/SPI and general mechanism to notify clients about the violation of QoS requirements.
- Clinical Scenarios demonstrate the use of both the native API of communication substrates (such as DDS) and simple communication patterns to realize various clinical scenarios involving communicating medical devices and applications. [Work in progress]
While the effort is being pursued in the space of communicating medical devices and applications, the patterns are applicable to other domains that involve heterogeneous communicating entities.
This effort is being pursued in the context of Medical Device Coordination Framework (MDCF), a project exploring techniques to enable Medical Application Platforms (MAP). MDCF provides a prototype implementation of Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE), an architecture to realize MAP.