The Federal Communications Commission has selected the Enterprise Wireless Alliance to serve as frequency coordinator for Medical Body Area Networks (MBAN) to ensure interference-free sharing of spectrum between wireless patient monitoring devices in hospitals and aeronautical testing systems that might be operating outside.

The U.S. is the first country to allocate spectrum for MBANs, which provide a platform for the wireless networking of multiple body-worn sensors used for measuring and recording physiological parameters and other patient information or for performing diagnostic/therapeutic functions.

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