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KUKA Healthcare Robotics Demo
by MedAcuity, RTI and QNX

KUKA Medical Summit Demo Architecture

In this medical robotics demonstration, MedAcuity utilizes RTI Connext to securely transport the data from a real-time QNX remote controller client to a KUKA LBR MED robot arm. Authorized data is rapidly transmitted via the DDS publish/subscribe protocol, while unauthorized data is not accepted, keeping bad actors out and ensuring system security.  Individually, these products demonstrate effectiveness in their own right, but when paired together, provide a platform that accelerates performance while simultaneously increasing safety, security and reliability for medical robotics.

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MedAcuity, engineering experts in regulated safety-critical software development and systems integration, partners with companies to address the business and technical challenges inherent in developing complex medical robotics solutions. We offer a unique combination of strategic consulting services focused on aligning product technology strategy with business goals and full stack end-to-end software development and testing expertise. With a comprehensive understanding of systems-of-systems design principles, we analyze the entire ecosystem surrounding your robotics technology to ensure secure and safe operations. Applying proven methodologies, processes, and quality principles, we help clients deliver compliant, full-featured medical robotics solutions satisfying safety standards and customer demands.

For more information, visit the MedAcuity website or contact Shawn Vanseth

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BlackBerry® QNX® is a trusted supplier of safe and secure operating systems, hypervisors, frameworks and development tools, and provides expert support and services for building the world’s most critical embedded systems. The company’s technology is trusted in more than 235 million vehicles and is deployed in embedded systems around the world, across a range of industries including automotive, medical devices, industrial controls, transportation, heavy machinery and robotics. Founded in 1980, BlackBerry QNX is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and was acquired by BlackBerry in 2010. For more information, visit the QNX website or contact your QNX representative



Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is the largest software framework company for autonomous systems. RTI Connext® is the medical-grade real-time connectivity framework for robotic-assisted systems and next-gen MedTech. It enables connected medical robots, devices and systems to work as a single integrated solution across a hospital bed or across the world – reliably, securely and in real-time. RTI Connext runs robotic-assisted surgical systems that are in use across a variety of clinical procedures. Its intelligent architecture helps teams to achieve faster product life cycles, design flexible applications across platforms and ensure data security. For more information, visit the RTI in Healthcare web page or contact your RTI representative