Classification of the Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Field Radiation Measurement from the Laptop Computers

Darko Brodić 1  and Alessia Amelio 2
  • 1 University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia
  • 2 Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council of Italy, CNR-ICAR, Via P. Bucci 41C, 87036, Rende (CS), Italy


The paper considers the level of the extremely low-frequency magnetic field, which is produced by laptop computers. The magnetic field, which is characterized by extremely low frequencies up to 300 Hz is measured due to its hazardous effects to the laptop user's health. The experiment consists of testing 13 different laptop computers in normal operation conditions. The measuring of the magnetic field is performed in the adjacent neighborhood of the laptop computers. The measured data are presented and then classified. The classification is performed by the K-Medians method in order to determine the critical positions of the laptop. At the end, the measured magnetic field values are compared with the critical values suggested by different safety standards. It is shown that some of the laptop computers emit a very strong magnetic field. Hence, they must be used with extreme caution.

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