A guide to the FCC’s now finalized rules dedicating spectrum for the transmission of medical data
Tag: medical body area network
[Ed. We are pleased to present this in-depth report on the important new spectrum for wireless medical devices by experienced FCC attorney Robert Primosch. Be sure to check out the first of this two part series here.] By: Robert D. Primosch, Esq Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP. After many years of discussions, debate and, ultimately, […]
We are pleased to present this in-dept report on the important announcement of medical wireless spectrum by FCC expert Robert Primosch. The second of two parts will be published tomorrow.
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.