Active PAR

P2725.1

Standard for Microwave Structural, Vascular, or Functional Brain Imaging Device Safety

This standard pertains to brain imaging and brain machine interface (BMI) devices that intentionally couple low-level radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME), in the frequency range between 10 MHz and 20 GHz, into the human head using antennas or probes in direct contact with, or in close proximity to, the human head. This standard specifies requirements and guidelines for the design of such devices to help protect operators, users, and patients from adverse effects from overexposure to RF EME, and from other electrical, mechanical, chemical, and biological hazards. This standard does not cover requirements on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) but it contains safety provisions that prevent the device from producing excessive transmit power, as could, for example, occur in the event the device's operation is compromised due to external RF interference. The safety provisions include the requirement for an independent watchdog circuit on every antenna channel to cause it to safely shut down in the case excessive transmit power is detected during operation.

Sponsor Committee
EMB/Stds Com - Standards Committee
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Joint Sponsors
SMC/SC
CTS/ETSC
MTT/SC
Status
Active PAR
PAR Approval
2024-05-22

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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Sponsor Committee
EMB/Stds Com - Standards Committee
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Working Group
Microwave Imager Safety P2725.1 - Standard for Microwave Structural, Vascular, or Functional Brain Imaging Device Safety
IEEE Program Manager
Malia Zaman
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Working Group Chair
Joel Libove

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