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Development of more secure wireless medical devices

The development of effective, affordable wireless medical devices is expected to reduce inefficiencies in health care delivery, improve patient access, lower costs and increase quality of care. Wireless communication is playing a vital role in real time monitoring, but is a potentially easy target for hackers, with life threatening consequences. Security is a primary design constraint for these devices.

This Newton-Ungku Omar Fund project has developed a simulator which provides accurate reliability and variability information for the circuits with arbitrary workload. By incorporating into commercial electronic design automation flow, the simulator will not only transform the design and verification for more reliable systems, but it can also help develop more secure medical devices for patients in Malaysia and across the world in the future.

The research has been shared with Malaysian companies including Infineon, Silterra, and the Malaysian National R&D Centre, and training events held for students and young circuit designers.


“It is a privilege to work alongside Malaysian researchers in providing vital tools for future security-enabled circuit design, shedding impact in the era of IoT healthcare.”

Dr Zhigang Ji



  Development of Accurate Circuit Reliability Simulator for Malaysia’s Electronics Industry
  Lead PI: Dr Zhigang Ji, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  Lead PI: Dr Sharifah Fatmadiana Bt Wan Muhammad Hatta, University of Malaya in Kuala                          Lumpur, Malaysia
  Project partner: Royal Academy of Engineering
                              Academy of Sciences, Malaysia