Formal and model driven design of the bright light therapy system Luxamet

FAUST, Oliver and YU, Wenwei (2015). Formal and model driven design of the bright light therapy system Luxamet. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 16 (05), p. 1650065.

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Abstract

Seasonal depression seriously diminishes the quality of life for many patients. To improve their condition, we propose LUXAMET, a bright light therapy system. This system has the potential to relieve patients from some of the symptoms caused by seasonal depression. The system was designed with a formal and model driven design methodology. This methodology enabled us to minimize systemic hazards, like blinding patients with an unhealthy dose of light. This was achieved by controlling race conditions and memory leaks, during design time. We prove that the system specification is deadlock as well as livelock free and there are no invariant violations. These proofs, together with the similarity between specification model and implementation code, make us confident that the implemented system is a reliable tool which can help patients during seasonal depression.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1142/S0219519416500652
Depositing User: Oliver Faust
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 15:51
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11455

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