Royal Philips introduces new medical devices for self-control of health

1 August 2016 (Last Updated August 1st, 2016 18:30)

Royal Philips has introduced new wearable technologies and medical-grade devices to enable customers to monitor their health.

Royal Philips has introduced new wearable technologies and medical-grade devices to enable customers to monitor their health.

The new products are designed to assist patients at risk of chronic disease to measure, monitor and create sustainable behavior change.

The suite of devices will be comprised of a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor, thermometer and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health application.

All the programmes consist of connected health measurement devices which promote personalised, Secure and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability act (HIPAA) compliant cloud-based data analysis.

The health watch enables a continuous and automatic measurement of heart rate, activity, and sleep patterns.

The upper arm blood pressure monitor and wrist blood pressure monitor allows measurement of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as heart rate.

The body analysis scale measures weight and estimates body fat (BIA), and calculates body mass index (BMI).

The ear thermometer accurately measures body temperature in two seconds.

"They will allow individuals to accurately measure vital signs to understand how lifestyle choices affect their body; set goals and monitor their progress, and stay motivated."

Philips personal health solutions business leader Jorgen Behrens said: “Our personal health programmes have been developed in conjunction with leading doctors, psychologists and other experts.

“They will allow individuals to accurately measure vital signs to understand how lifestyle choices affect their body; set goals and monitor their progress, and stay motivated.”

The new programmes and devices were built on the company’s healthSuite digital platform which is an open and secure, cloud-based platform collecting and examining health and other data derived from multiple devices and sources.


Image: The Royal Philips connected body analysis scale. Photo: courtesy of Royal Philips.