In research environments there is a need for technology that supports rapid prototyping, re-use and extensibility. The TRIL Centre’s BioMOBIUS™ research platform meets these requirements by:
- Reducing the learning curve
- Prompting rapid application prototyping
- Cutting development costs
- Removing barriers to technology adoption by research teams.
The BioMOBIUS™ research platform is made up of low-level and high-level software development environments. It is fully integrated with the SHIMMER™ sensor platform. BioMOBIUS™ also supports a number of other third-party sensors and off-the-shelf devices. This integration of software and hardware provides a unique set of capabilities which enable developers, engineers and researchers to rapidly develop research applications. These can be used to investigate a variety of research hypothesis. Engineers can rapidly modify the applications based on the evolving needs of the researcher.
A typical BioMOBIUS™ application includes:
- SHIMMER™ sensors
- Processing functionality
- A user interface (UI).
The sensors monitor biomedical indicators such as gait stability, and the processing functionality converts the sensor data into meaningful information. The UI allows clinicians to view the information and adjust the application settings. It also allows the end users to view feedback information.
The BioMOBIUS™ high level development environment is free to download from the TRIL website. Low level software (firmware) for SHIMMER™ can be downloaded from Source Forge (www.sourceforge.net). Hardware such as SHIMMER™ can be purchased directly from vendors.
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