MBANs

By Jonah Comstock 02:55 pm June 27, 2016
At long last, the FCC is almost ready to create a dedicated spectrum band for Medical Body Area Networks, or MBANs. The spectrum was allocated in 2012, making the US the first country to allocate spectrum specifically for connected wearable medical sensors. Now, the FCC has appointed the Enterprise Wireless Alliance to serve as frequency coordinator and the EWA has launched a website where...
By Neil Versel 02:59 am September 13, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission has finalized its rule on medical body-area networks (MBANs), officially allocating a portion of the wireless spectrum to wearable sensors. Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report says that the action makes the U.S. the first country in the world to open up spectrum to networks of wireless medical sensors, though MBANs will be the secondary user...
By Brian Dolan 10:51 am April 7, 2010
Last summer we reported on GE Healthcare's proposal to the FCC that the agency dedicate about 40 MHz of spectrum for medical body area networks (MBANs). The FCC recently put out a call for comments on the proposal and received an interesting one from Philips, according to a report from ZDNet. Philips suggests that the FCC consider allocating spectrum to enable MBANs to use the spectrum inside a...
By Brian Dolan 02:53 am September 21, 2009
Paolo Bonato holds many titles: Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Boston’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School; chair of the 2008 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems. Bonato's work focuses on technology like wearable...