TXM: an agile HW/SW development methodology for building medical devices

@article{Cordeiro2007TXMAA,
  title={TXM: an agile HW/SW development methodology for building medical devices},
  author={Lucas C. Cordeiro and Raimundo da Silva Barreto and Rafael Barcelos and Meuse N. Oliveira and Vicente Ferreira de Lucena and Paulo Romero Martins Maciel},
  journal={ACM SIGSOFT Softw. Eng. Notes},
  year={2007},
  volume={32}
}
Arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate measured by pulse oximetry is widely used to monitor critical care patients. This kind of system is classified as embedded hard real-time system and requires rigorous development methodologies to guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the application. Therefore, the proposed development methodology combines agile principles with organizational patterns and adapts them to build medical devices focusing on the issues related to the system's… 

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