Interference restaurant pagers

I was surprised that I had a strong reaction to the resturant pager that alerts you when your meal is ready for collection at a resturant. It was near my chest when it went off and I had instant symptoms. I wonder if anyone has had strong reactions to anything unexpected like this?


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Surprise, Surprise!

by AgentX86 - 2019-08-18 00:00:18

Restaurant pagers have fairly strong motors in them to create the "buzz" (haptics).  It's entirely possible that the magnetic field from the motor upset your PM.  There's a reason we're told to keep magnetic fields away from our PMs.

 

6"

by Tracey_E - 2019-08-18 08:34:30

Rule of thumb is keep anything questionable at least 6 inches from our device. I've never had trouble with restaurant pagers or anything else rfid, but that's the simple solution. It has to be very close to affect it.

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by ROBO Pop - 2019-08-18 22:46:25

Stories like this are how urban legends, which are usually false, are born. Simple, note the date and time of an "episode" then have your Dr check your interrogation. If there was interference it'll show up. Guaranteed you didn't have a problem

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