Philips introduces a wide range of connected personal health innovations at IFA 2016
New consumer offerings enable healthy lifestyles
At this year’s Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin, Germany (September 2-7), Royal Philips is showcasing a range of new products that empower consumers to stay healthy, live well and enjoy life.
The company’s wide portfolio of connected consumer health products leverages Philips HealthSuite – a cloud-enabled connected health ecosystem of devices, apps and digital tools that empower personalised health and continuous care.
“Philips is at the forefront of digital health with a range of personalised connected health programs in areas such as oral care, sleep and heart health,” said Pieter Nota, chief executive of personal health businesses and chief marketing officer at Philips.
“The products we are introducing at IFA today further highlight our strategy to empower consumers to become ever-more engaged in their health, using a secure platform that allows them to connect and share data with healthcare professionals.”
Key product innovations include:
- Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected toothbrush: Reflecting the fact that good oral hygiene is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, Philips has introduced the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected toothbrush. With unique smart sensor technology inside the toothbrush, connecting to Philips’ Sonicare smartphone app via Bluetooth, users receive personalized step-by-step coaching, real-time feedback and post-brush analysis with a visual 3D mouth map to help improve brushing technique. Via the Philips HealthSuite, the app allows sharing data with dental practices, so hygienists can markup areas that need special attention
- Philips Dream Family: The Dream Family, comprised of the DreamWear mask, DreamStation Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device and the DreamMapper patient engagement app, is designed to engage sleep apnea patients with one of the most-comfortable and effective therapies available. With the most-comprehensive suite of connectivity options among all CPAP therapy systems, Dream Family works as a connected solution to keep patients engaged in their therapy and linked to their care teams
- Philips heart health programme: Philips heart health is a new app-based programme aimed at reducing lifestyle-induced risk factors for cardiovascular disease. It provides users with a personalised plan based on medical guidelines and their health profile. Its comprehensive approach addresses not only individual factors (activity, nutrition, sleep, stress), but also their interconnectivity to better support lifestyle change. Clinically-validated measurements from an ecosystem of medical grade connected health devices, such as the Philips health watch, help users in their everyday decision making. Psychology-based guidance keeps them motivated and committed to their heart health journey.
- Philips uGrow parenting platform: To help parents give their children the best start in life, the Philips uGrow parenting platform captures data from connected devices, such as Philips’ smart baby monitor and smart thermometer, combines it with information such as feeding and sleeping patterns, and provides personalised feedback, advice on what to expect, and assurance that development is on track. Recognising that every baby is unique, uGrow creates a highly-personalised supportive environment around babies and their parents. It also connects via the Philips HealthSuite to family doctors and pediatricians to help with informed decision-making
In addition to those highlighted above, other products being showcased by Philips at this year’s IFA include personal care and home monitoring solutions.