New IEEE 11073 Standards for interoperable, networked Point-of-Care Medical Devices


  • Martin Kasparick University of Rostock
  • Stefan Schlichting Research Unit of Dr¨agerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
  • Frank Golatowski University of Rostock
  • Dirk Timmermann University of Rostock


Surgical procedures become more and more complex and the number of medical devices in an operating room (OR) increases continuously. Today’s vendor-dependent solutions for integrated ORs are not able to handle this complexity. They can only form isolated solutions. Furthermore, high costs are a result of vendor-dependent approaches. Thus we present a service-oriented device communication for distributed medical systems that enables the integration and interconnection between medical devices among each other and to (medical) information systems, including plug-and-play functionality. This system will improve patient’s safety by making technical complexity of a comprehensive integration manageable. It will be available as open standards that are part of the IEEE 11073 family of standards. The solution consists of a service-oriented communication technology, the so called Medical Devices Profile for Web Services (MDPWS), a Domain Information & Service Model, and a binding between the first two mechanisms. A proof of this concept has been done with demonstrators of real world OR devices.




How to Cite

M. Kasparick, S. Schlichting, F. Golatowski, and D. Timmermann, “New IEEE 11073 Standards for interoperable, networked Point-of-Care Medical Devices”, CMBES Proc., vol. 42, May 2019.