FCC Dedicates Spectrum For Wireless Medical Devices

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT) -- In a move expected to save money and lives, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Thursday to pull the plug on outdated technology in health care, dedicating spectrum to wireless systems capable of remotely monitoring patients.

So-called medical body area networks, in the works for several years, could add oversight and cut clutter in hospitals, where patients are often tangled in a web of tubes and cords. In addition, they would allow doctors to send recovering individuals home earlier and still keep tabs on vital signs,...
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