Medical devices in use are susceptible to electromagnetic interference from other electronic devices such as PCs and cellular phones, which are ubiquitous. Electromagnetic interference may result in incorrect operation of the medical device and create a potentially unsafe situation.

Medical devices should also not interfere with other devices. In order to regulate the requirements for EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) with the aim to prevent unsafe product situations, the IEC 60601-1-2 standard has been implemented. 

This standard defines the levels of immunity to electromagnetic interferences as well as maximum levels of electromagnetic emissions for medical devices. This medical device, manufactured by DermaSensor Inc., conforms to this IEC60601-1-2:2014 the standard for both immunity and emissions.

Nevertheless, special precautions need to be observed:

• The use of accessories and cables other than those specified by DermaSensor, with the exception of cables sold by DermaSensor as replacement parts for internal components, may result in increased emission or decreased immunity of the device.

• The medical devices should not be used adjacent to or stacked with other equipment. In case adjacent or stacked use is necessary, the medical device should be observed to verify normal operation in the configuration in which it will be used.