FCC released a first report and order and further notice of proposed rulemaking to allocate 40 MHz of spectrum between 2360-2400 MHz on a secondary basis for a new Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) service. New spectrum rules will allow healthcare professionals to interact with patients through wireless body sensors to monitor, diagnose and control patient therapies remotely without the use of restricting cables, and to aggregate data from the sensors for backhaul to monitoring stations. MBANs will consist of multiple body-worn sensors and a transmitter/hub (i.e., a type of "base station") that controls sensor communications.
Click here to view our summary of the new MBAN service.
Click here to view the FCC MBAN Proceeding (E.T. Docket 08-59)