[erlang-questions] Erlang in healthcare or medical devices?

Albin Stigö <>
Sat Jul 8 19:08:13 CEST 2017


Working with binary matching in Erlang is one of my favourite things.
It's so easy to interface to hardware/protocols.

--Albin

On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 5:40 PM, Nathaniel Waisbrot
<> wrote:
>> I'm an anesthesiologist/programmer. I'm interested in the programming
>> of medical information systems and devices. I have quite recently
>> gotten seriously started in Erlang and am quite impressed with the
>> system.
>>
>> I'm interested in working and pursuing research in this area. To get
>> started I'm looking for some examples where people have successfully
>> used Erlang in this field?
>
>
> I worked at one company that did healthcare-focused text messaging and we used ejabberd. Reliable delivery despite flakey Internet on mobile devices was key and Erlang was helpful in expressing that constraint.
> I was at another where we made a fitness wearable device and used Erlang for the server-side handling of biometric data. The important thing there was to route relatively small amounts of binary data with low latency. That was a pretty obvious fit for Erlang, and matching on binary data in Erlang is always fun.


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