Public meeting set to discuss plans to establish “test beds” to trial emerging connected health devices & systems
A guide to the FCC’s now finalized rules dedicating spectrum for the transmission of medical data
[Ed: We are pleased to present this in-depth report on the recent regulatory changes announced by the FCC related to mHealth research by experienced FCC attorney Robert Primosch. By: Robert D. Primosch, Esq Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP. The enormous growth of medical devices that use wireless telecommunications technology – and the corresponding need to […]
Cognitive radio technology developed by Radio Technology Systems called CogRadio could be the device that ushers in a new area of wireless infrastructure.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it will allocate a 40 MHz band of spectrum, from 2360 to 2400 MHz, for medical body area networks (MBANs) – low-power, wideband networks used by body-worn sensors to transmit patient data to a control device. MBANs provide a cost effective way to monitor every patient in a […]
In 2010, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued its first national broadband plan, which included a proposal for a “medical body area network” (MBAN). Specific frequencies would be assigned for medical wireless monitoring. In May, 2012, FCC issued proposed rules for these MBAN systems, providing a platform for wirelessly networking patient sensors. After initially raising concerns about radio interference, the Aerospace and Flight Test Radio Coordinating Counsel (AFTRCC) appears now to be collaborating with health institutions to allow spectrum allocation for MBANs, an important and positive development.
The FCC approved the use of medical micropower networks (MMNs) in four blocks of the 400MHz spectrum to treat paralysis and other conditions, despite opposition from TV and radio broadcasters