Future Needs participates in the ENTRUST project on secure connected medical devices

24/02/2023

Future Needs participates in the ENTRUST Research and Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2023. The project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101095634), and spans the period January 2023 – December 2025. 

ENTRUST envisions to holistically manage the lifecycle of connected medical devices, strengthening trust in the entire medical ecosystem. The project will leverage a series of breakthrough solutions to enhance assurance without limiting the applicability of connected medical devices. This includes formally verified trust models, remote attestation mechanisms, risk assessment processes, secure lifecycle procedures, security policies, technical recommendations, and real-time conformity certificates based on distributed ledgers. The project will introduce a novel remote attestation mechanism to ensure the device’s correct operation at runtime regardless of its computational power, which will be accompanied by dynamic trust assessment models capable of identifying the required level of trustworthiness per device and service. This will also enable us to define appropriate Protection profiles per device, including targets of validation properties to be attested during runtime. 

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The added value and effectiveness of ENTRUST will be validated and evaluated in four real-world use cases ranging from wearable and medical devices used for remote patient monitoring to high-end stationary equipment used in hospitals and clinics.

Within ENTRUST, Future Needs undertakes the Dissemination, Communication, Exploitation and Impact Creation work package, where it will create an Open-Source Roadmap. Furthermore, Future Needs leads the tasks for Data Management, Legal and Ethical Compliance of the project and the task Shaping the Ethical & Legal Dimension of Trust Management in Next-Generation of smart connected medical devices in which will conduct an ethical analysis. 

For more information and updates connect to the project on Linkedin or Twitter.

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