Dr. David Nghiem, President & CEO of Global Wireless Technology presents material on BLE & MBAN Communication Systems for Implants and Body-worn Devices at the FDA.


Bluetooth®Low Energy (BLE) and Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) technologies have become promising options for wireless medical applications. However, increased body loss at the ISM frequencies utilized in BLE communication systems and common interference sources, including Wi-Fi, IoT, wireless power charging, microwave-ovens, etc. present challenges for medical applications. MBAN frequencies are also quite close to the ISM frequency band.

In this seminar, both BLE medical system & MBAN system analysis will be presented. System and interference testing will be discussed. User-hand effects on the system performance and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) will also be examined. The seminar will include material presented on BLE & MBAN Communication Systems for Implants and Body-worn Devices at the FDA.


Dr. David Nghiem is the Founder, President and CEO of Global Wireless Technology (GWT),Inc. Dr. Nghiem has spent many years in the telecommunication and medical industries, including Harris Corporation, Qualcomm, USA Wireless and Medtronic, and has become an industry leader in medical wireless telemetry systems. He was an Assistant Dean of the Cullen College of Engineering, and a Director of the Telecommunication Center at the University of Houston. Dr. Nghiem is also a senior IEEE member. He was the Chairman of the IEEE-MTT-S Twin Cities chapter.

In 2016, Twin Cities IEEE Section has honored Dr. Nghiem’s outstanding engineering career with the IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award. On February 10th, 2017 Dr. David Nghiem also gave a seminar on BLE & MBAN Communication Systems for Implants and Body-worn Devices: Issues & Solutions at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories -U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Place: Best Western Plus, 1000 Gramsie Rd., Shoreview, MN 55126

11:30 AM –12:00 PM Social/Lunch

12:00 PM –1:00 PM Presentation 

Free Registration 

Please send a request to Seminar@GlobalWirelessTechnology.com before May 1st, 2017. Seats are limited.