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Chapter Mobile Medical Devices

While some medical devices are designed for permanent installation in a speci c environment (e.g., catheterization laboratory), others are intended to move among various use environments, both indoor and outdoor. A mobile device might move with the caregiver or with the patient. It might be small enough to t in a lab coat pocket or large enough to ll a hallway and be motor driven on wheels. The common attributes of all mobile medical devices is that they are designed to go where they are needed, whether to monitor a patient, diagnose a medical condition, or deliver a particular therapy.