Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Safety
What is EMI?
How EMI Affects Your Device
When you are close to equipment that generates strong electromagnetic fields, it can interfere with wireless communication, turn the stimulator off or increase the stimulation level so it is uncomfortably strong or feels jolting.
If you experience uncomfortable stimulation, turn off the stimulator. If the stimulator suddenly turns off by itself, move away from the area. Next, check the stimulation status with the remote control by pressing the unlock button and observing the screen. The implant may need to be recharged before stimulation can be restarted. Refer to your charging handbook for further information.
The following items have especially strong electromagnetic fields and you should avoid or exercise extra precautions when you are around them.
- Airport security screening devices and theft detectors, such as those used at entrances/exits of department stores, libraries and other public establishments. We recommend that you request assistance to bypass the device. If you must proceed through the device, turn off the stimulator and move through the center of the screener as quickly as possible.
- Tag deactivators, such as those found in retail stores and libraries.
- Power lines or power generators.
- Electric steel furnaces and arc welders.
- Large, magnetized stereo speakers.
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