FDA studies effects of RFID on implantable devices

03/24/2008 | Medical Devices Today

Engineers at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health are looking into the possible effects of radio-frequency identification systems on pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. RFID interference is "a potential problem" that has not been "completely characterized at this point," an AdvaMed official said. The test procedure could help device makers and RFID manufacturers develop safer products, the lead investigator said.

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