LIVE! 2007 Speaker
Seth Seidman
Electrical Engineer, Center for Devices of Radiological Health
FDA


Seth Seidman

Seth researches wireless technologies includeing equipment or devices which emit of electromagnetic fields for communication, surveillance, monitoring, or therapy. The scope of this program includes adverse or unintended effects on medical devices from emissions of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields from any source. Device malfunctions resulting in patient injuries have been reported for medical devices caused by electromagnetic interference (EMI) with the electromagnetic fields emitted by wireless equipment. Emissions from wireless equipment such as two-way radios, cellular telephones, and magnetic-field emitting security devices such as airport metal detectors and anti-theft systems. DP is a leader in developing public health solutions through research, test method development, collaborations with other federal agencies and academic organizations, and standards for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) that provides assurance for wireless technology and medical devices working together. DP performs realistic computer modeling and confirmatory experiments in their labs to determine induced RF voltages and currents in implanted and external medical device from a wide variety of EM emitting sources.