Radio Frequency Wireless Technology in Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff August 2013
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FDA has developed this guidance document to assist industry and FDA staff in identifying and appropriately addressing specific considerations related to the incorporation and integration of radio frequency (RF) wireless technology in medical devices. There has been rapid growth in medical devices that incorporate RF wireless technology due to the expansion of this technology. With the increasing use of RF wireless medical devices, continuing innovation and advancements in wireless technology, and an increasingly crowded RF environment, RF wireless technology considerations should be taken into account to help provide for the safe and effective use of these medical devices. This guidance highlights and discusses RF wireless technology considerations that can have an effect on the safe and effective use of medical devices. These considerations include the selection of wireless technology, quality of service, coexistence, security, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Consideration of these areas can help provide reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for medical devices that incorporate RF wireless technology, and are supplementary to other device-specific guidances or guidelines.
You can submit online or written comments on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5))
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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2006-D-0300.