Philips

By  Aditi Pai 09:13 am September 15, 2015
Philips diabetes self-care app with integrated virtual community Philips has unveiled a mobile diabetes monitoring system, developed in partnership with Netherlands-based Radboud University Medical Center and Salesforce, for people with type 1 diabetes. The platform was built using Philips' cloud-based HealthSuite offering and the Salesforce App Cloud. “There is a growing need for solutions...
By  Jonah Comstock 11:06 am September 8, 2015
Philips is launching a new suite of personal connected health devices, the company announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin last week. The announcement included not just the devices, but "health programs" encompassing the device, an app-based personalized program, and secure data analysis in the cloud. "Imagine a future where individuals are enabled to measure multiple vital signs...
By  Jonah Comstock 08:28 am November 12, 2014
Philips and Duke University School of Nursing will be piloting a new remote monitoring technology for premature babies, the companies announced today. The study will use Philips' recently FDA-cleared InnerSense device, a feeding tube which doubles as a core temperature sensor, to monitor the infants for signs of hypothermia. The tube connects via a cord to a Philips bedside monitor. "Monitoring...
By  Aditi Pai 12:37 pm November 3, 2014
Philips has finally launched its cellular-enabled, mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) device GoSafe, which was first announced at CES 2013 with an expected launch of March 2013. "The tools and technology Philips Lifeline has developed enable people to have greater independence while managing their own health care," Philips Lifeline General Manager Kimberly O'Loughlin said in a...
By  Jonah Comstock 07:52 am October 14, 2014
Philips has unveiled a prototype system, consisting of a wearable sensor and connected software suite, to monitor patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Philips worked with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands to develop the system. The sensor used to demo the prototype was the FDA-cleared HealthPatch sensor from Vital Connect, a peel and stick device that...
By  Aditi Pai 06:59 am October 3, 2014
Philips received FDA 510(k) clearance for two of its telehealth applications, eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion. Both apps are part of a Philips program called Philips Transition to Ambulatory Care (eTrAC), which aims to reduce hospital readmissions by providing patients with the tools to make their transition to the home. “The FDA clearance of the Philips eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion...
By  Jonah Comstock 09:42 am August 26, 2014
Philips Lifeline, the electronics giants' longstanding personal emergency response brand for seniors, has launched its first-ever app that acts like an mPERS. The Philips Lifeline response app will allow seniors to one-touch call the same response center that handles other Lifeline products via their smartphone from anywhere. “Today’s seniors are active and they deserve a mobile solution that...
By  Jonah Comstock 04:37 am August 5, 2014
Makers of EEG tracking headband devices have pitched the devices with a number of different use cases: as a biofeedback device to help the user manage stress, as a controller for gadgets, or as a quantified self device for assessing sleep. Now Philips Healthcare and Accenture have teamed up to show off the possibility of using one such device, the Emotiv Insight Brainware, to help patients with...
By  Jonah Comstock 07:03 am June 3, 2014
According to a new study, users of Philips Respironics' SleepMapper app were 22 percent more adherent to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy than non-users.  SleepMapper is an app and website platform from Philips for patients with sleep apnea who are already using CPAP therapy, which involves a face mask that blows air into a patient's upper airway while she sleeps. The system,...
By  Jonah Comstock 08:44 am April 3, 2014
Philips Lifeline, Royal Philips' personal emergency response system (PERS) division, has officially launched its HomeSafe cellular PERS, which it quietly rolled out a few months ago. "The HomeSafe Wireless offering addresses the needs of our seniors who do benefit from in-home PERS but have increasingly begun to drop their landlines, which means they were not able to be served with PERS in their...