Formal methods are being applied to the development of software of various applications at Philips Healthcare. In particular, the Analytical Software Design (ASD) method is being used as a formal technology for developing defect-free control software of highly sophisticated X-ray machines. In this paper we analyze the effects of applying ASD in the development of various control software units. We compare the quality of these units with other units developed in traditional development methods. The results indicate that applying ASD as a formal technology for developing control software results in better quality code.
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