Demonstrates how Philips is breaking down the walls between personal
devices, the hospital & home for a healthier society
ANDOVER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Royal
Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced it will showcase how
consumer health and professional healthcare are coming together in the Philips
HealthSuite digital platform, the company’s cloud-based innovation
platform, to help consumers and their healthcare providers obtain a
complete picture of their health as well as take the right steps to
remain healthy at every stage of life. During the Consumer Electronics
Show (CES), January 6-9 in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo, booth #72941,
Philips will demonstrate apps that help track a baby’s development to a
child’s tooth brushing habits, as well as offering personalized grooming
advice for men. Additionally, there are connected health solutions for
patients recovering from acute conditions that enable seniors to be more
independent, allowing them to stay at home where they are most
The Philips HealthSuite digital platform is an open, cloud-based
platform of services, capabilities and tools that allows Philips and its
partners to create the next generation of connected health innovations.
It interoperates seamlessly with other cloud-based technologies such as
the Salesforce Health Cloud and Amazon Web Services. The platform will
also support professional healthcare solutions, personal coaching apps
and Philips consumer devices, as well as those from other open
platforms. In addition, the platform will support population health
analytics, giving clinicians a better view into how to support society,
from understanding if a baby is hitting development milestones, to
managing patients with chronic diseases like diabetes, to understanding
the unique needs of older adults and how to empower them.
“By connecting both consumers and their medical devices in the cloud,
not only do we enable consumers to take greater control of their
personal health journey with just-in-time analyses and advice through
personalized health apps, but we can also provide clinicians with better
quality information in a more manageable way, so they know when to
intervene in your healthcare,” said Liat Ben-Zur, SVP, Digital
Technology and Connected Propositions at Philips. “Our rich heritage in
consumer electronics and healthcare allows us to break down the
technology barriers between personal devices, hospitals and your home to
take the Internet of Things to a whole new, more meaningful level.
Ultimately, allowing people to live healthier, fuller lives.”
At CES Philips will showcase cloud-based solutions for every stage of
Avent Smart Baby Monitor uGrow App – The uGrow app is a
new digital parenting platform and corresponding Smart Baby Monitor,
which supports the healthy development of babies at every stage, with
personalized advice and insights to help promote empowered parenting.
Sonicare for Kids – An interactive toothbrush with a
fun, character-based training app that keeps kids engaged for the full
dentist-recommended brushing time of two minutes while they develop
healthy tooth brushing habits for life. The app syncs with the
electric toothbrush via Bluetooth® wireless technology* to track
brushing and provide real-time feedback to help kids develop better
Lumify – The world’s first app-based ultrasound medical
imaging system connects off-the-shelf, compatible smart devices with a
unique mobile application and advanced ultrasound transducer
technology, making this solution ultra-mobile and cost effective.
Norelco Smart Shaver series 7000 – The world’s
first Bluetooth® connected shaver assesses your skin and shaving
routine and gives personalized guidance to avoid skin irritation.
The Philips Body analysis scale – The Philips Body analysis
Scale measures weight, estimates body fat through Bio-Impedance
Analysis, and calculates BMI supporting the entire family with up to
eight user profiles.
The Philips Health Watch – Unlike fitness trackers, this unique
Health Watch has been designed as a medical device with clinically
validated accuracy of measurements and algorithms. Using a proprietary
optical heart rate sensor and accelerometer, it provides data that
clinicians and users can trust. The watch continuously and
automatically measures a wide range of health biometrics (including
activity, calories burned, heart rate and sleep patterns). Wirelessly
connecting to the Philips HealthSuite Health app for personal goal
setting, support and motivation, the watch helps make healthy
lifestyle choices easier.
Philips Diabetes Support Solution – Philips and Radboudumc have
introduced a prototype connected digital health solution to improve
care for the nearly 400 million people living with diabetes worldwide
and their caregivers. A CES Innovation Honoree, the award-winning app
combines a diabetes self-management app with an integrated online
community for collaborative care.
PulseRelief – Offering wireless, app-controlled TENS
(Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation) therapy for more comfort
and complete freedom of movement, the Philips PulseRelief helps
relieve mild to moderate musculoskeletal pain. Easy and convenient to
use, pain sufferers can manage and personalize treatment from their
smartphone or tablet according to their needs, choosing from 15
programs and 60 intensity levels.
eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion – eCareCoordinator
supports population health management by providing clinicians with a
daily review of each of their patients including vital signs, blood
pressure and weight, and care team insights, allowing them to
prioritize patients and adjust care plans or intervene as needed. With
Philips eCareCompanion, patients have a self-service portal, driving
engagement and self-management. Accessed via a tablet, the app allows
patients to answer questions about their health, enter measurements
and connect with their care teams.
CareSage – A powerful predictive analytics
engine that enables health systems and caregivers to better monitor
and care for elderly patients by combining actionable insights with
wearable devices and monitoring. CareSage provides analysis of
real-time and historical data from healthcare providers and Philips
Lifeline personal emergency response system data, to proactively
identify patients most likely to have health issues. This allows
clinicians to intervene before problems occur, potentially helping
patients stay healthier and reduce avoidable hospitalizations.
For more information on any of these products, visit www.philips.com.
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is
a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving
people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare,
Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands,
Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately
106,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare,
energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as
well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips
is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
Philips North America
Silvie Casanova, 978-659-7467