LDRA: tool suite selected to ensure safety in power wheelchair head control

LDRA announced that NOW Technologies has chosen the LDRA tool suite to perform static analysis of software code in its multi-purpose Gyroset Glory headset that enables gesture-based motion control to drive wheelchairs for injured and disabled users. Because one of the functions of the Gyroset Glory headset from NOW Technologies is wheelchair control, it has been developed in accordance with the IEC 62304 medical device software lifecycle processes. To achieve software code consistency mandated by IEC 62304 and to help ensure functional safety and security in the device, NOW Technologies chose to comply with the MISRA C:2012 software development guidelines.

Because one of the functions of the Gyroset Glory headset from NOW Technologies is wheelchair control, it has been developed in accordance with the IEC 62304 medical device software lifecycle processes. To achieve software code consistency mandated by IEC 62304 and to help ensure functional safety and security in the device, NOW Technologies chose to comply with the MISRA C:2012 software development guidelines.

NOW Technologies chose LDRArules to automate compliance of its headset controller software with the MISRA C:2012 coding standard. LDRArules provides clear visibility into software flaws and violations of source code that otherwise pass through the build and test process and lead to costly rework and project delays. The compliance with coding standards like MISRA C:2012 is crucial in medical devices and, as a member of the MISRA C committee, LDRA is well placed to help customers meet the coding standards and safety requirements of medical device software.

LDRArules is a stand-alone rules checker that enables embedded designers to adhere to industry-specific and user-defined coding standards and quickly identify potential faults and security vulnerabilities.

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