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Accelerating the development of scalable, reliable and secure medical devices.

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The Future of Healthcare is Connected

Improve Patient Outcomes
Lower Costs
Increase Precision
Satisfy Demanding Requirements

The next-generation of healthcare promises to deliver more precise treatments, improved patient outcomes and lower costs. But these systems are challenged to leverage the rapidly evolving and converging technologies (i.e., next-generation imaging systems, AI, sensor fusion) that will enable more proactive, predictive and efficient healthcare systems.

Today’s healthcare systems and medical devices require complex connectivity between sensors, actuators, control systems and interfaces. They must satisfy simultaneous and demanding interoperability, reliability, cybersecurity, safety and performance requirements.

Smart Machine Connectivity Framework for Healthcare

RTI Connext, based on the DDSTM standard, streamlines connectivity across complex and scalable systems of systems with a distributed and real-time software communication framework.

With Connext, the data is the interface to other applications and systems. Connext enables system and software architects to design medical systems and subsystems around a virtual databus, thereby developing decentralized and modular architectures that are adaptable to evolving requirements across programs and product lines.

Healthcare Applications


Medical Robotics

Connext provides secure, real-time, and interoperable communication between complex system components and meets the demanding needs of highly flexible, reliable, robotic-assisted surgical systems.

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Connected Healthcare

Connext allows thousands of connected components across the digital health ecosystem to work as one integrated solution by sharing real-time data, securely and reliably, with no single point of failure.

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Medical Imaging

Connext enables distributed and decoupled architectures that allow seamless integration and evolution of image processing, image acquisition, robotics and application subsystems, while also enabling real-time and remote device control and monitoring.

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Smart Machine Connectivity Framework for Healthcare

RTI Connext accelerates the development of connected medical devices and enables the convergence of data-driven technologies to deliver the future of healthcare — today.

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RTI in MedTech

Learn how RTI is leading the digital transformation in connected, intelligent MedTech.

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Securing Connected Medical Devices

Read how zero-trust security for data in motion is supporting next-generation surgical and connected digital healthcare solutions.

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Securing Connected Medical Devices

Dataflow is Transforming Connected Devices

Addressing the challenges and exploring the digital software architecture needed in next-generation systems.

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Check Out Who's Using RTI Connext

RTI is a trusted partner to leading providers throughout the world who are using Connext to simplify and solve the challenges of connected healthcare.

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With RTI Connext and NVIDIA Holoscan, medical technology developers can accelerate their software-defined product visions by leveraging infrastructure purposely-built for healthcare applications.”
David Niewolny
Director of Business Development for Healthcare and Medical, NVIDIA

RTI Connext enables advanced controls and visualization in the surgical field, enriching the surgeon’s experience as well as patient care.”
Chauncey Graetzel
VP of R&D, Levita Magnetics

[Our] knee replacement system, with RTI's underlying technology, [allows] more stable, better-fitting knee replacement with fewer complications in a fraction of the time it takes today.”
Kamran Shamaei
CTO, Monogram Orthopaedics

Success Stories

Hospital Patient Safety
DocBox Integrates Clinical Decision Systems
RTI Connext ties together devices, services, and displays in real time. "RTI Connext met all our needs – whether we're handling 12 patients, or 200." DocBox Founder, Tracy Rausch
Surgical Systems
Surgical Systems
DLR Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Systems
The Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery (MIRS) system at DLR coordinates three robots to perform delicate heart surgery. The system closes a distributed loop between the robots and the remote surgeon's control at 3kHz.
Hospital Data Integration
Hospital Data Integration
Clinical Decision Support Systems
Connext helps hospital networks meet their data challenges involving thousands of patients (in motion), hundreds of thousands of devices, diverse link protocols, 100% uptime, security and real-time waveforms.
Medical Imaging
Medical Imaging
RTI powers MRI & CT
Imaging systems require massive data flows and fast performance. DDS controls and optimizes network use to handle megabytes of load without losing data.
EMS Device Integration Platform
EMS Device Integration Platform
World's Largest EMS Equipment Provider
Provides emergency response equipment to 60% of the world's emergency vehicles. RTI will be used in their entire product line emergency response equipment…for the next 20 years.
Fast Emergency Response
Fast Emergency Response
Exelis C4i Command and Control Systems
RTI Connext connects GUIs to servers that route voice and video. RTI met the critical needs: scalability, routing, recording – for military and civilian agencies.

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