Cellular phone interference with the operation of mechanical ventilators.

@article{Shaw2004CellularPI,
  title={Cellular phone interference with the operation of mechanical ventilators.},
  author={Cheryl Iden Shaw and Robert M. Kacmarek and Rickey L Hampton and Vincent Riggi and Ashraf El Masry and Jeffrey L. Cooper and William E. Hurford},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={928-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a cellular phone would interfere with the operation of mechanical ventilators. DESIGN Laboratory study. SETTING University medical center. SUBJECTS Fourteen mechanical ventilators. INTERVENTIONS We evaluated change in operation and malfunction of the mechanical ventilators. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS The cellular phone (Nokia 6120i) was computer controlled, operating at 828.750 MHz analog modulation. It was operated at 16, 40, 100, 250, and 600 mW, 30… CONTINUE READING

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