Tag: FCC

FCC Launches New Era for Development of Wireless Medical Devices

[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 […]

FCC announcement is first step toward widespread MBAN adoption

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 […]

FCC to allocate spectrum for wireless medical sensors, could open up a large new market

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.