Medical & Other Wireless Device Testing

Medical Devices

For all implant devices, the FCC requires that the SAR test and evaluation  be conducted using FDTD simulation. The FCC does not allow direct SAR  testing at this time. All wireless medical devices that are used  external to the body and within 20 cm of the body are required to be  evaluated to meet the SAR requirement. Some examples of  these types of devices would include wireless patches, wireless  monitoring devices, wireless X-rays, and any other device normally used  within 20 cm of the body.

Other Wireless Devices

Any device that is normally used within 20 cm (8.5 inches) of the human  body needs to be evaluated for SAR testing. The US allows devices  transmitting <60/f(GHz) mW to be excluded from SAR testing  even if the device is within 20 cm of the body. For the EU, all devices  transmitting ≤ 20 mW regardless of frequency must have SAR testing  conducted if the device is normally used within 20 cm of the body. Other  types of device which could be required to have an SAR evaluation  conducted on the device would be wireless location ankle bracelets,  wireless wrist watch devices, push to talk radios and wireless UHF  transceivers.