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Is software a blind spot for the medical device industry?

Software is obviously nothing new in the medtech world. Jeff LeBlanc, director of user experience at user interface (UI) design firm Boston UX, remembers his earliest job in the medical device field three decades ago, working on cardiac monitoring devices for Hewlett Packard.

“I was doing what I considered software even then,” he says. “I started by drawing medical waveforms on a screen and trying to duplicate in software what has historically been done with analogue devices.”