It was hardware development that was the basis for the startup of Judex as a company and it still provokes the same childish enthusiasm amongst our engineers whenever a new piece of hardware is to be developed or interfaced.
We work within the whole range of development areas: from in-house development, developing drivers for existing devices, to doing specifications for totally outsourced production.
Real Time Solutions
Developing hardware for medical devices frequently involves real time requirements. To implement a system that can perform well in high demanding real time surroundings where the execution of the right tasks at the right time is a matter of life and death is something that needs both skills and experience. A hallmark for real time solutions is that it involves the complete technological pathway, from the first circuitry in the front end of the hardware, the logicware, through the firmware, the operative system and to the user interface, making it necessary to master all techniques involved. A know-how that we encompass.
Safety and Security
Safety and security is obvious in the world of medical devices but it is maybe not so obvious that the concept expands far beyond any regulations and standards. Users must feel safe and comfortable with the equipment, they need to trust it. This means that the device must be reliable (e.g. always start up), reproducible (deliver same output in same environment), insensitive to failures (if the network goes down switch over automatically to local hard disk without data or functionality loss), consistent over firmware versions (keep the most recent version together with the newest available and let the user compare and verify output between them at any time) etc. All these considerations are included from day one in a Judex project.