The Federal Communications System has adopted rules to allocate spectrum, or wireless frequencies, for Medical Body Area Networks.

MBANs are wireless patient monitoring systems that use low-cost, disposable and wearable sensors and allow clinicians to remotely monitor vital signs of patients, freeing patients from being tethered to a hospital bed or a patient monitor, reducing discomfort and risk of infection, and enabling them to move to other parts of a facility while still being monitored.

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