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Analysis of exposure to electromagnetic fields in a healthcare environment: simulation and experimental study
Health Phys. 2013 Nov;105(5 Suppl 3):S209-22
Recent advances in wireless technologies have produced an increase in wireless instrumentation present in healthcare centers. This paper analyzes the signals of the different wireless communications systems in the Canary University Hospital Consortium (CUHC), in order to evaluate the electromagnetic (EM) conditions. The results of the assessment are represented through 2D contour maps. The electromagnetic conditions detected with the experimental measures have been estimated with the software “EFC-400 Telecommunication”, commercialized by Narda Safety Test Solutions. This tool allows the simulation of real healthcare environment conditions considered in this study. The proposed graph and simulation surveys aim to provide a methodology of studying the electromagnetic environments that could help in the design of healthcare centers, in the installation of new radiofrequency systems based on wireless technology, or in the evaluation of the safety conditions of workers, patients, and people in general.
Exposure | Radiofrequency | Electromagnetic fields | Environmental assessment | Radiation protection
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