Boeing 737 and Lessons Learned for Medical Device Industry

Recent tragic crashes of two Boeing 737 Max airplanes have sparked ongoing investigations into what went wrong and how this can be prevented in the future. Earlier this year on separate occasions, two Boeing 737 Max aircrafts were sent into irrecoverable nose dives, killing a combined total of 346 people by software that was originally designed to stabilize the aircraft under very rare, high-speed maneuver situations. This blog will review some initial findings as reported by the New York Times (1) and draw an analogy to very similar processes relied on by the Medical Device industry for patient safety.
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