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Author Jacky, Jonathan
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract The RISKS Forum has had many accounts of annoying errors, expensive breakdowns, privacy abuses, security breaches, and potential safety hazards. However, postings describing documented serious injuries or deaths that scan be unequivocally attributed to deficiencies in the design or implementation of computer-controlled systems are very rare. A tragic exception was a series of accidents which occurred between 1985 and 1987 involving a computer-controlled radiation therapy machine.
Description Affiliation: Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington, School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington (Jacky, Jonathan)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 12


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Source: ACM Digital Library