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Embedded GUI Design and Safety Considerations for Medical Devices

By Jason Clarke on Dec 4, 2020 12:19:52 PM


It’s no surprise that the view inside the medical industry is at a time of unprecedented change, with new device and data requirements reshaping functionality and development needs. One clear trend that we see really manifesting this change is the exploding use of embedded GUIs in devices - with the medical user interface design now being a significant part of product differentiation. Identifying ways to address this layer of development has become a critical need to accelerate overall system development and ultimately, product success in the marketplace.

From understanding the medical device space to key considerations for hardware, operating systems, and touchscreens, we virtually sat down with 4 embedded experts to talk embedded UIs in medical devices.


Topics: Medical
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Preparing Your Embedded GUI Application For Linux OS Deployment

By Nik Schultz on Nov 25, 2020 12:08:25 PM

When building an embedded Linux GUI application, there are a number of considerations to be taken into account when using Crank Storyboard. In this blog and accompanying walk-through video, I detail the steps required to best prepare your embedded GUI for a Linux board, specifically:

  1. Exporting Your Embedded Linux GUI application
  2. Configuring Your Embedded GUI Application for Linux
  3. Connecting to Your Embedded GUI with a Serial Connection
  4. Knowing Your Embedded GUI Application Options
  5. Understanding Your Environment Variables
  6. What is Wayland?
  7. Choosing Your Touch Library for a Linux Environment
  8. Executing the Runtime for an Embedded GUI on the Target
  9. Running Your Embedded Linux GUI

Don't have time to read? Watch the video demonstration at this link.

Watch Webinar - Preparing Your Embedded UI For Linux OS Deployment

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How to Avoid the Perils of Bad Medical User Interface Design

By Jason Clarke on Nov 19, 2020 5:18:55 PM

It may seem obvious that usability should be a top priority for medical devices. But, unfortunately, devices with poor graphical user interfaces (GUI) find their way into the market every year, posing serious risks to patients.

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Why Touchless Gestures Should Matter to Embedded GUI Development Teams

By Jason Clarke on Nov 12, 2020 1:45:21 PM



Are your development and design teams ready to meet the shift in consumer demand towards touchless GUIs? While there will always be a market for touch-based controls, there is growing desire and need to forgo physical contact with devices in favor of touchless interactions, such as gestures in front of (or above) the screen.

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The Top Characteristics of Well-Designed UI Testing for Embedded Products

By Thomas Fletcher on Nov 10, 2020 3:18:30 PM

Thomas Fletcher, Co-Founder and lead Storyboard product guy, walks through the ins and outs of embedded GUI testing in our Embedded GUI Expert Talks with Crank Software. By watching a replay of Thomas’ live video or by following along the transcript below, you’ll learn:

  • The challenges of UI testing in embedded display products
  • The importance of understanding your user
  • The main UI testing techniques and testing processes
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