Medical Device: From Idea To POC
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Cerevast is an American company based in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops medical products for the treatment of neurologic disorders. Cerevast’s product offering includes a non-invasive medical device to treat acute ischemic stroke with the use of ultrasound.
Early in 2016, Cerevast approached Witekio to help them in creating a new medical product composed of three individual pieces.
This new medical product originated as a cart-based device with a Bluetooth peripheral and the ultrasound wearable, and was later migrated into a hand-held version for a new application. Witekio collaborated with Cerevast on the development of a complete proof of concept for both devices. These proofs of concept consisted of assistance with technology selection, and low and high level software developments.
Cerevast is an interesting project that truly highlights Witekio’s system software understanding. Combining our low and high level software expertise, we assisted Cerevast from product ideas to prototyping, to a final proof of concept medical device.
Sébastien Ronsse, Director of Technology – Americas
In the early stage of this project, Witekio proposed the development of a complete proof of concept solution, based on Cerevast technical expectations in regard to embedded platform and high level requirements. Initially, the handheld device was supposed to run Android on an ARM™ Core based tablet. Our proficient expertise of embedded technologies coupled with our in-depth knowledges of the medical market requirements, allowed us to recommend Cerevast to use a NXP i.MX 6 processor based handheld running Linux instead of Android. To meet the need for a reliable and efficient System on Module based i.MX 6 processor, Witekio recommended Cerevast to connect with Boundary Devices and to use the i.MX 6 Nitrogen6X as the preferred platform for the handheld device.
After a brief period of system consulting and an in-depth technical understanding of Cerevast requirements, Witekio launched the development of a complete Nitrogen6X board set up associated with a Linux image meeting the technical needs of Cerevast. Witekio went an extra step in this board bring up by developing a Qt application which looked like the concept screenshot that Cerevast shared with Witekio. As a result Witekio proposed a reliable, functional and Bluetooth enabled application.
From idea to functional proof of concept
From an in-depth project understanding, system consulting, to hardware and software guidance
Worldwide connection with our software editors and board manufacturers partners
Product reliability and performance enhancement.
“We approached Witekio having limited prior experience with embedded Linux or Qt, and came away not only with a viable proof-of-concept but also with a solid foundation for continued product development on this and other projects.”
System and project understanding
From system consulting to proof of concept and technologies guidance
We connected Cerevast to Boundary Devices, to the Qt Company and to Tactile.