On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission and the Food and Drug Administration will host a public workshop on the role of wireless medical test beds and their influence on the development of converged medical technology for clinical and non-clinical settings. A wireless test bed is an environment where devices can be evaluated across a range of interference scenarios.
The workshop is another step in the ongoing FDA/FCC collaboration and leadership in promoting innovative medical technologies and is being organized by the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force, the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology, and the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Topics may include the need for and scope of wireless medical device test beds, an overview of current public and private test bed programs and initiatives, a discussion of ideal features, functions and gaps of such programs, and how best to drive innovation and safe co-existence of wireless medical technologies.
For more information about the workshop and how to register, please see: http://www.fda.gov/
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