Flexible, reliable, and certified products continuously evolve to help medical professionals assist patients more effectively and efficiently. Applications such as self-check in terminals, CT systems, ultrasound systems, medical imaging, nurse station dashboards, X-ray, and bedside infotainment systems require internal electronics to provide stability, efficiency, low power consumption, stable data transmission and high-resolution graphics.
Care providers must provide patients with quality, patient-centered care in a convenient and comfortable environment – and therefore require a diverse requirements of medical equipment including point-of-care terminals, patient monitoring systems, medical imaging nursing carts and portable diagnostic devices.
We can provide motherboard-level offerings, inclusive of standard, off-the-shelf boards, low profile (thin) Mini-ITX boards, flexible System-on-Modules, and system-level offerings such as an integrated Medical IPC Solutions.
Case Study: Custom Medical Panel PC – Endoscope Hygiene & Cleaning
Custom Medical Panel PC for Endoscope Hygiene & Cleaning Processes. Mini-ITX solution, incorporated into a chassis with 15” TFT with 5 wire resistive touch-screen to provide a slim-line profile Panel PC.
Panel PCs (All in One Computing) and Embedded Systems
Using reliable industrial motherboards as the main controller, BVM’s Medical Panel PC computing solutions are equipped with 4KV isolation I/O ports (COM, USB, LAN) and a medical-grade antibacterial finish on the surface which prevent damage from harsh medical cleansing materials. They’re inclusive of heat dissipation technology enabling them for silent operation – making them ideal for operating rooms, nursing stations and general medical ward duties.
Through close liaison with our OEM partnerships, BVM can even help our customers tailor their choice of all-in-one medical-grade computing solution, through the board design phase, the integration of additional hardware & software – and getting the product into mass production.
Our OEM partners have vast experience in assisting customers with designing products compliant with worldwide standards – such as
- ISO 9001:2008, CE, FCC Class B, UL
and medical-related certifications to satisfy in-operation safety & quality requirements :-
- ISO 13485:2003, IEC 60601-1-2:2014, EN 60601-2:201, ISO 14971:2007
Embedded computers must adhere to strict standards when used in medical environments. Quiet operation requires fanless industrial-grade Mini-ITX boards to operate silently, with no moving parts to reduce the risk of failure.
Industrial-grade motherboards made without fans also allow slimmer profiled computers to fit within space-optimized encasements. And medical equipment not only necessitates the need for compact design, but also requires outstanding graphic handling capabilities
With leading-edge features, BVM’s products significantly benefit healthcare applications, providing the aforementioned needed flexibility and all round user experience.
Data transmission can be a critical process that, if it fails, could put a patient’s life in danger.
BVM’s reliable and robust industrial-grade motherboard products, which undergo the strictest of testing in ESD and extended temperature cycling, prevent information transmission issues.
Our motherboard solutions also provide a wide array of high bandwidth I/O interfaces that support fast, stable transmission speeds and a variety of data transfer interfaces including WIFI, Local Area Networking (LAN) cabling, mini PCIe expansion and COM.
Security is also a paramount consideration with medical environments; with the increasing regulations around patient healthcare data, solution providers must supply applications that protect patients personal healthcare data.
With a selection of our motherboard solutions coming with Intel Active Management Technology, that utilise management and security applications to secure and repair databases, BVM can successfully address the security requirements of healthcare patients.
Mini-ITX: Long Life Industrial and Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboards. A Mini-ITX Motherboard is a solution that offers performance with low power and long-life availability. Mini-ITX is a specification for a motherboard measuring 170 x 170 mm with a conventional I/O shield as used on larger scale motherboards.
Medical imaging technology plays an important role in helping medical practitioners improve the accuracy of diagnosis.. Medical imaging is used in a variety of applications including MRI systems, 3D ultrasound, and telemedicine – allowing remote hospitals to overcome distance barriers.
These applications all require processing power to deal with the manipulation of high-resolution image data. BVM’s System-on-Module products line are befitting solutions to fulfill these requirements.
Our SOM module products support both Intel and AMD multicore platforms, delivering high performance computing to deal with real-time data, and provide high-speed I/O connectivity for expansion for other peripheral devices such as medical displays and cameras.
Integrated graphics capabilities enable 3D image manipulation to provide high resolution and detailed medical images required by high-end medical devices (including 3D ultrasound devices, MRI system, and CT systems)
With the general continual push towards smaller electronic devices and lower power consumption , medical devices are no stranger to this trend. Medical device providers and system integrators are already developing equipment compact in size and portable – for example, ultrasound stations and miniature, wireless medical PCs.
With their small & light build and energy-saving features, a selection of our Qseven modules are well suited to serve as central controller devices in space-constrained applications.
In addition, our Qseven solutions with their passive cooling designs – also provide silent operation with sustainable MTBF performance to reduce maintenance time and cost.
Importantly, BVM also provide supporting technical services to assist customers with developing their own carrier board, or, BVM will develop the carrier board for you to allow you to focus on other priorities that will bring your product to market faster.
COM Express, Qseven, Pico-ITX and SMARC are industry standard formats available from a number of different manufacturers. These are mezzanine formats intended to simplify the implementation of a PC within a larger piece of equipment. COM Express, Qseven and SMARC are industry standard formats available from a number of different manufacturers.
Edge AI-based Solutions
DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications) images are quite large. Therefore, it can be quite costly and time-consuming to transmit these images to the cloud or a central server for processing and receive the machine learning inference. However, Edge AI enables the analysis to happen locally, and this leads to a much faster diagnosis.
Large chip manufacturers have been investing heavily in Edge AI. They have been building dedicated chipsets and software modules so that more industries can benefit from this technology. Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm have all made moves in this regard.
Nvidia unveiled its Clara Federated Technique, a reference edge application based on its EGX intelligent edge-computing platform. This application creates a collaborative AI training module so that can be used for predictive diagnosing, preventive care, better imaging, real-time analysis in the future, and so on.
The Intel Atom x6000E Series and the Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J Series processors are specifically designed to enhance edge workloads. In the healthcare industry, it will help with medical displays, service robots, and entry-level ultrasound machines that require AI and computer vision.
Artificial Intelligence a method of using computers for perception, logic and learning. AI Ready Solutions with Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit. Artificial Intelligence is achieved by using systems with a combination of high performance scalable processors such as the Intel Xeon; FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays); Vision Processing Units (VPUs) and Neural Network Processors (NNPs).