Medical Body Area Networks: Promising Yet Risky

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission recently published a final rule dedicating specified bandwidths for the operation of Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs), which are low power networks that will allow nonvoice data communication between medical device sensors worn on the body and a programmer or control transmitter. Although Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) is already used in some health care facilities, its use is restricted to in-building networks and, more specifically, critical care patient use in certain areas of a hospital.

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