Interference to medical equipment from mobile phones

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Cellular mobile phones may interfere with hospital equipment. We irradiated five representative pieces of equipment using simulated phone signals and frequencies. Two (an oximeter and a syringe pump) were immune to electric fields of up to 40 Vm(-1). The most susceptible was a physiological monitor which showed effects at 10 Vm(-1). None of the equipment was affected by fields that could be produced at over one metre from a 2 W mobile phone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of medical engineering & technology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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