FCC Spectrum Commitment Opens Door To Mobile Medical Care

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday finalized its dedication of wireless spectrum for medical devices, a move experts say removes a major obstacle for health care companies itching to sell mobile products that could cut down on a bewildering web of cords in hospitals.

The move, championed by industry giants such as Philips Healthcare and GE Healthcare, has the potential to make the sight of patients crisscrossed by cables a thing of the past. So-called medical body area networks would allow the use of small sensors...
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