BVM have the product portfolio to deliver a wide range of Industrial Motherboards, Embedded Systems and Medical Panel PC IPC Solutions for intelligent healthcare applications.
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.
As the demands of smart healthcare applications increase, BVM can provide medical device manufacturers and system integrators with an array of medical embedded product families. 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.
Medical Certified PCs, Panel PCs and Tablets
Using reliable industrial motherboards as the main controller, BVM’s Medical 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
Medical Grade Embedded Systems available with Intel i3 / i5 / i7 / Celeron CPU’s. UL60601-1 and EN60601-1 Certified. Using reliable industrial motherboards as the main controller, Medical PC 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.
Medical Panel PCs
Medical grade Panel PCs and HMIs certified with the latest UL/cUL60601-1 (MDR) IEC60601-1 medical certifications, BVM provide Medical SMART Healthcare touchscreen Panel PCs from 10″ to 24″, available with the latest core series Intel i3 / i5 / i7 and Atom Celeron CPU’s. They come equipped with 4KV isolation (LAN/COM), antibacterial (MRSA) wipe down surfaces, PCIe expansion (for video capture) and FHD video streaming abilities to support hospital theatre for real-time surgical imaging needs.
• Medical AOI (automated optical inspection) Solutions
• Medical Healthcare Panel PC and Tablets
• Medical Panel PCs with three hot-swappable batteries
• The differences between medical and commercial Panel PC’s
Medical Handheld PCs and Tablets
BVM’s Handheld PC’s and Rugged Tablets support applications ‘on the go’ and where mobility of solution is paramount for applications involving industrial automation, healthcare, business and commerce and smart factories for warehouse management.
Our range of industrial Handheld PC’s and tablets all run on various SKU’s of Android O/S – and range in size from 5.2”/8” (Handhelds), 5” to 10.1” (industrial tablets) and 7”/12.1” (Medical Grade Tablets).
Medical Monitors and Displays
Medical grade touchscreen monitors and HMIs certified with the latest UL/cUL60601-1 (MDR) IEC60601-1 medical certifications.
Motherboards and Single Board Computers
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/SOM modules are ideal for applications where product time to market and longevity of solution are critical to your business. Today’s COM modules mainly come in two main formats; COM Express (COMe) in Mini, Compact, Basic and Qseven.
Plugged into carrier boards (baseboard), they can be upgraded to newer, backwards-compatible versions as processor technology capability progresses. COM/SOM modules are typically used in Industrial, military, aerospace, gaming, medical and transportation.
AI-based Medical and SMART Healthcare Solutions
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being increasingly used in the medical industry to improve patient care and outcomes. One of the most promising areas of AI in medicine is in the field of diagnostic imaging. AI algorithms can be trained to analyze medical images such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, and can help radiologists identify potential abnormalities and make more accurate diagnoses. This can help to reduce the number of false positives and false negatives, and can also help to identify potential health issues at an earlier stage.
Another area where AI is being used in the medical industry is in drug discovery and development. AI algorithms can be trained to analyze large sets of data on drug interactions and efficacy, which can help researchers to identify new drug candidates and to optimize existing drugs.
Overall, AI has the potential to revolutionize the medical industry by helping to improve patient care and outcomes, and by helping to speed up the development of new treatments and cures.
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Medical and SMART Healthcare
Here are a few examples of how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in the medical and smart healthcare fields:
- Diagnosis and treatment: AI can be used to analyse data from electronic health records, medical images and other sources to help doctors and other healthcare professionals diagnose and treat diseases. For example, AI systems can be trained to recognize patterns and abnormalities in medical images, such as those produced by X-rays, CT scans and MRI’s. This can help to improve the accuracy and speed of diagnosis and may even help to identify conditions that might otherwise go undetected.
- Predictive analytics: AI can be used to analyse data from electronic health records and other sources to predict the likelihood of certain conditions or diseases occurring in the future. This can help healthcare providers to identify patients who are at risk and intervene before problems occur, improving outcomes and reducing costs.
- Clinical decision support: AI can be used to provide doctors and other healthcare professionals with real-time guidance and recommendations based on data from electronic health records and other sources. This can help to improve the accuracy and efficiency of treatment and may even help to reduce the risk of errors.
- Population health management: AI can be used to analyse data from electronic health records and other sources to identify patterns and trends that may be relevant to the health of a particular population. This can help healthcare providers to identify and address health issues in a more targeted and effective way, improving outcomes and reducing costs.
- Remote monitoring: AI can be used to monitor the health of patients remotely, using sensors and other devices to collect data on vital signs and other important indicators. This can help healthcare providers to monitor patients remotely and intervene where necessary, improving outcomes and reducing costs.
- Drug discovery: AI can be used to analyse data from chemical and biological databases to identify potential new drugs and therapies. This can help to speed up the drug discovery process and may even help to identify new treatments for diseases that have previously been difficult to treat.
The hardware required to support artificial intelligence (AI) can vary depending on the specific application and the type of AI being used. Some AI algorithms are computationally intensive and require powerful hardware to run effectively.
Deep learning algorithms, which are used for tasks such as image and speech recognition, typically require specialised hardware such as graphics processing units (GPUs) to run efficiently. GPUs are designed to perform the complex matrix calculations that are required for deep learning – and they can be much faster than traditional central processing units (CPUs) at these types of tasks.
Other types of AI, such as rule-based systems, may not require as much computational power and can be run on standard CPUs.
BVM Design and Manufacturing Services
The manufacturer behind the solutions you know
When a standard embedded design won’t suffice for what you need, you can always turn to BVM for help and use our custom design and manufacturing services. Our custom designs are implemented against an ISO 9001-2015 quality management system. Important aspects to the design’s potential – such as power delivery, thermal management, vibration & shock and EMC (for the application of any necessary certifications) are all accounted for at the early stages of a product’s design.
And pivotal to everything we design is the products ability to be efficiently manufactured on a repeatable basis.
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.
BVM’s embedded ‘Design to Order’ services are there to take your ideas from concept to initial designs and prototyping
– culminating in manufacturable products.
At BVM we have an established history of design and manufacture of embedded computer boards. From the early days of VMEbus board design through to Compact PCI and PMC Module design. In today’s world, BVM frequently custom carrier designs for bespoke solutions – also including System On Module (SOM) applications using Computer on Modules (COM) such as COM Express (Type 6, 7 and 10) and Qseven. We also produce custom power supply units, too – where & when the situation requires it.
Not everything ‘off the shelf’ will be a fit for your specific application – which is fine, quite often one size doesn’t fit all. With our CAD design team using the very latest in 3D modelling software, BVM engineering will custom design solutions to provide for the exact heat dissipation needed – whilst also ensuring any ingress protection needs are looked after, if needs be. Typically, this takes the consideration of the housing & accommodation of the motherboard, TFT displays with integrated touch, peripheral cabling for data communication (LVDS) and backlighting – and any other embedded supporting devices where needed to aid your application.
BVM has an experienced team of operatives with the ability to manufacture and build the most complex cable harnesses, wiring looms – and provide ‘box build – from simple control boxes, power & distribution boxes to more complex systems. From the initial design, prototyping, production & test – through to delivery, every member of our team is committed to getting it right first time – produced to exacting standards, time after time.
More and more of the products we use in our everyday lives require a means of interaction via their display output. At BVM we have the ability to integrate the touch screen solution that’s befitting your application, so whether you need single point of touch or full ’10 point’ interactivity with on screen gesturing (‘flick, zoom, pinch’) – we’ll integrate the touch solution that provides functionality you need. In addition, we also provide other display enhancement services, ensuring your product can always be seen and read within their surrounding environment lighting conditions.
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Our supporting team have all worked in industrial and embedded environments for a number of years, consequently providing knowledge, experience and good advice around all BVM’s products & services when and where you need it. We don’t profess to know everything you need at the time – but we’ll always help in the first instance and get back to you when a little more information is required.