Development of more secure wireless medical devices

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The development of effective, affordable wireless medical devices is expected to reduce inefficiencies in health care delivery, improve patient access, lower costs and increase quality of care. Wireless communication is playing a vital role in real time monitoring, but is a potentially easy target for hackers, with life threatening consequences. Security is a primary design constraint for these devices.

This Newton-Ungku Omar Fund project has developed a simulator which provides accurate reliability and variability information for the circuits with arbitrary workload. By incorporating into commercial electronic design automation flow, the simulator will not only transform the design and verification for more reliable systems, but it can also help develop more secure medical devices for patients in Malaysia and across the world in the future.

The research has been shared with Malaysian companies including Infineon, Silterra, and the Malaysian National R&D Centre, and training events held for students and young circuit designers.

It is a privilege to work alongside Malaysian researchers in providing vital tools for future security enabled circuit design, shedding impact in the era of IoT healthcare.

Dr Zhigang Ji

This project was shortlisted for the Newton Prize 2017

Development of Accurate Circuit Reliability Simulator for Malaysia’s Electronics Industry.

Project leads: Dr Zhigang Ji, Liverpool John Moores University, UK and Dr Sharifah Fatmadiana Bt Wan Muhammad Hatta, University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Project partners: Royal Academy of Engineering and Academy of Sciences Malaysia

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