Self-Organizing Map Classification of the Extremely Low-Frequency Magnetic Field Produced by Typical Tablet Computers

Darko Brodić 1 , Alessia Amelio 2 , and Ivo R. Draganov 3
  • 1 University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, 19210 , Bor, Serbia
  • 2 DIMES, University of Calabria, 87036 , Rende , Italy
  • 3 Faculty of Telecommunications at TechnicalUniversity of Sofia, , Sofia , Bulgaria


In this paper, the extremely low frequency magnetic field produced by the tablet computers is explored. The measurement of the tablet computers’ magnetic field is performed by using a measuring geometry previously proposed for the laptop computers. The experiment is conducted on five Android tablet computers. The measured values of the magnetic field are compared to the widely accepted TCO safety standard. Then, the results are classified by the Self-Organizing Map method in order to create different levels of safety or danger concerning the magnetic field to which tablet computer users are exposed. Furthermore, a brief comparison of the obtained magnetic field levels with the ones from typical laptops is performed. At the end, a practical suggestion on how to avoid the high exposure to the low frequency magnetic field emitted by the tablet computers is given.

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