Polybench® Reference
A general introduction to the Polybench® Suite.



Polybench® is the result of many years of development by a specialised team of software developers and medical scientists. Polybench has its roots in the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with its internationally renowned university hospital, but was developed as a commercial product in Germany by Applied Biosignals GmbH.

Originally, Polybench was designed for research in electro-physiology, but in time it also grew to be used for other kinds of medical research and product development. Because medical research and the development of new commercially available medical instruments are narrowly connected to each other, Polybench has increasingly been used for tasks that require cooperation between scientists and developers. And now, Polybench is also fit to serve as a framework for commercially distributed medical applications with CE markings.

Polybench was successfully used in various studies of lung diseases, development of lung diagnostic tools, development of gaiting analysis products, development of urology diagnostic products, and development of neurology diagnostic products, as well as many specialised medical studies.


Components of the Polybench Suite

Polybench is a collective name for a set of components that are used in different compositions, depending on what its application is.

Basicly, Polybench is a framework on which data analysis applications run. Polybench may even be invisible - you may run a medical application without noticing that it actually runs on Polybench.

The Polybench Suite contains that Polybench framework, as well as a number of tools and programs that use or support the framework.

A prominent tool is Polybench Manager, also just called Manager. This is a program that is often started firstly, because other tools and applications can be started from Polybench Manager. The Manager is your local information system that stores patient or research subject information together with all measurements and analysis documents. It can be programmed to offer buttons that start measurement or post-processing applications.
Read detailed information about the Manager here: link.

Another important tool is Polybench Designer, also called Designer. You use the Designer to create new applications or edit existing ones. You may also use the Designer to just experiment, or make a quick data analysis.
Read detailed information about the Designer here: link.

Then, there is a hidden tool called the Polybench Scientific Runtime. This is a program that runs your self-made applications as autonomous programs. It is possible to distribute your applications on other computers in light-weight installations.
Read detailed information about the Runtime here: link.