EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies 16(8): e1

Research Article

Templates as heuristics for proving properties of medical devices

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261743,
        author={Michael Harrison and Jose Campos and Paolo Masci and Paul Curzon},
        title={Templates as heuristics for proving properties of medical devices},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        volume={16},
        number={8},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={CT},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={formal methods, interactive systems, usability heuristics},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261743}
    }
    
  • Michael Harrison
    Jose Campos
    Paolo Masci
    Paul Curzon
    Year: 2015
    Templates as heuristics for proving properties of medical devices
    CT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261743
Michael Harrison1,*, Jose Campos2, Paolo Masci3, Paul Curzon3
  • 1: Newcastle University
  • 2: Universidade do Minho
  • 3: QMUL
*Contact email: michael.harrison@ncl.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper briefly describes how property templates have been used to analyse and explore the interactive behaviour of a specific medical device (an IV infusion pump). It is proposed that interactive devices that satisfy properties based on the templates are easier and safer to use. The property templates act as heuristics for the development of suitable properties tailored to the details of the particular device. A mathematically based approach is used to prove that a specification of the device satisfies the properties.