PoCSpec Session at BMT 2019

The PoCSpec project team has presented the status of the project on 25 September 2019 during a separate session at BMT 2019 in Frankfurt/Main.

The presenters (left to right): Anton Keller, Jan Schlamelcher, Stefan Klöckner, Björn Andersen, Marco Eichelberg

After a brief overview lecture by project coordinator Dr. Marco Eichelberg (OFFIS), Björn Andersen (IMI, University of Lübeck) reported about “ISO / IEEE 11073 Service-oriented Device Connectivity (SDC) for Point-of-Care Medical Device Interoperability”. Jan Schlamelcher (OFFIS) presented “Methods and Tools for Developing SDC Device Specializations”. Anton Keller (AESCULAP), Head of DKE Working Group UK 812.2 “Electromedical Equipment – Therapy, Surgery”, reported on the prospects of “Cross-Vendor Medical Device Interoperability for High Frequency Surgical Systems” and Stefan Klöckner (Olympus Winter & Ibe), head of DKE Working Group UK 812.4 “Electromedical Equipment – Electrooptical Devices” concluded the session with a lecture on “Cross-Vendor Medical Device Interoperability for Endoscopic Camera / Visual Systems”.

BMT 2019 (“Biomedical Technology”) was organised as a three-country conference D-A-CH by the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT) within VDE, the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) and the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering (SGBT).

PoCSpec Delegation at IEEE Point-of-Care Devices Working Group Meeting in Montréal

The international IEEE experts in the field of point-of-care medical device interoperability met from May 6th to May 10th 2019 in Montréal, Canada, in conjunction with the HL7 International Conference & Working Group Meeting. Anton Keller (Aesculap), Martin Kasparick (University of Rostock) and Stefan Schlichting (Dräger, associated partner) represented the PoCSpec project, supported by additional project partners attending via web conference. Our team presented the current project progress on Device Specialisations for IEEE 11073 Service-oriented Device Connectivity (SDC) based networked surgical devices and received very positive feedback

Martin Kasparick presenting an IEEE 11073 SDC-based medical device interoperability demonstrator

Meeting in Tuttlingen

The second PoCSpec project meeting on 26 and 27 February 2019 at the KARL STORZ Visitor Center in Tuttlingen aimed to promote a common knowledge of all project participants. Tutorials and practical “hands-on” exercises on endoscopy, HF surgery and IEEE 11073 SDC provided the basis for an intensive exchange between the 25 participants.

PoCSpec Kick-off

The project “PoCSpec – Modular Specializations for Point of Care Medical Devices” has started with a two-day kick-off meeting at the OFFIS Institute for Information Technology on 9 and 10 January 2019.

Participants of the Kick-off Meeting