Philips launches its new health technology innovations

At the recently held Philips India Innovation Experience 2016, the company introduced brand new product range focused on healthcare as well as wellness


Bangaluru: Royal Philips has introduced a range of innovations for healthy living, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and homecare at the 4th edition of the Philips India Innovation Experience in Bengaluru. Products launched include the Children’s Respiration Monitor, the Air Purifier Series 3000 and Air Purifier Series 6000, the Fetal Heart Rate Monitor, the Dream series of sleeping aids, and the e-alert System.

Both the Fetal Heart Rate Monitor and the Children’s Respiration Monitor have been developed at Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) in Bengaluru while the e-alert system has been developed at Philips Healthcare Innovation Centre (HIC) in Pune. These products will be manufactured at HIC.

The launch of these products is in line with the strategic direction of Philips which will drive the convergence of professional healthcare and consumer health across the healthcare cycle from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and home care.

The products launched will enable Philips to offer solutions at every stage of the healthcare cycle – the Air Purifiers aid in healthy living by improving the quality of indoor air while the Children’s Respiration Monitor and the Fetal Heart Rate Monitor diagnose pneumonia in children and monitor the wellbeing of the foetus’ heart respectively. The Dream series is an effective sleep therapy for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea while products for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder enable home care for chronically ill patients, thereby freeing up hospital beds for acute cases. While the Air Purifiers are a global innovation being introduced in India to meet the increasing need for clean air, the other products have been designed and developed at the Philips Innovation Campus in Bengaluru.

Key products launched by Philips on May 31st
Air Purifier Series 3000 – for improving indoor air quality in home environments
 Air Purifier Series 6000 – for improving air quality in challenging indoor environments (hospitals, restaurants etc.)
  Children’s Respiration Monitor – for diagnosing pneumonia in children
Fetal Heart Rate Monitor – for monitoring the health of foetuses
Dream series – sleeping aids for sleep apnea patients
e-alert – proactive, sensor-based solution for virtually monitoring the health of imaging systems

“We are today confronted by the challenges of chronic and life-style related diseases which call for a new approach to healthcare. This new approach must cover all aspects of consumer and patient needs – from prevention and treatment to home care – by employing a holistic approach towards care and healthy living” said V. Raja, Vice-Chairman and MD, Philips India.

“We have always been driven by innovation to introduce meaningful solutions that enable access to affordable healthcare. In keeping with our global mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025, the Philips Innovation Campus in Bengaluru remains focused on disruptive innovations to deliver solutions that address some of the outstanding challenges facing us today” said Srinivas Prasad, CEO, Philips Innovation Campus.

With an overall focus on developing local solutions for local and global markets, Philips has been steadily increasing its manufacturing capabilities in India over the years and currently 50% of its Personal Health portfolio is being manufactured in India. The highly successful Air Purifier will also be manufactured in India in the next 2-3 years. Preethi, one of Philips’ brands and among the most respected Kitchen Applicance brands in the country offers a portfolio which is completely manufactured in India.  The Philips Healthcare Innovation Centre in Pune currently manufactures interventional and diagnostic imaging solutions for both local and global markets.  As a global MNC with extensive local manufacturing capabilities, Philips remains committed to the government’s vision for Make in India.

Products and solutions unveiled at the event included:

Dream Series – Philips’ sleep therapy portfolio connects the provider and the patient at the most important points in the health continuum, from diagnosis to compliance and ongoing use and resupply. Philips introduced the new, fully integrated, patient-centric sleep therapy solution featuring a connected positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy device, complementary mask line, and engagement tools to improve care for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. The Dream Family integrated solution includes the Dream Station PAP device and Dream Wear mask.

Philips Dream StationDream Station Auto CPAP: Dream Station positive airway pressure (PAP) sleep therapy devices are designed to be as comfortable and easy to experience as sleep is intended to be. Connecting patients and care teams, Dream Station devices empower users to embrace their care with confidence, and enable care teams to practice efficient and effective patient management. DreamStation offers exceptional comfort, intelligent monitoring, motivation and feedback, and seamless connectivity to the care team for proven clinical care and effortless patient management. The Respironics Dream Station Auto CPAP comes in two models with SD card and without SD Card.

DreamWear:  It is an under the nose nasal mask. DreamWear’s unique design offers many of the benefits of nasal and pillows masks to allow patients to have the best of both mask types. Allowing more freedom of movement and more comfort than their prescribed mask, DreamWear patients feel like they are not wearing a mask at all.

The top of head connection of the device allows patient the freedom to move. The Under the nose nasal cushion prevents red marks, discomfort or irritation in the nostrils or on the nose bridge. The cushion comes in four sizes Small, medium, large and medium wide. The Fit Pack includes all 4 cushion sizes (S, M, L, MW) and 1 medium sized frame.

Children’s Respiration Monitor

In support of the fight against child mortality as a result of pneumonia, Philips has developed an affordable respiration monitor that automatically and accurately measures the breath rate of a child under the age of 5. The Philips Children’s respiration monitor has been specifically designed for use in low resource areas. Making it power independent and robust so
it withstands and can operate in harsh conditions.
It’s clinical decision support functionality provides instant feedback, to support the care provider in determining a correct diagnosis, clearly indicating the risk of fast-breathing rate of the child, based on the WHO IMCI guidelines.

Philips Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

Philips Fetal Heart Rate monitor is a robust, portable, power-independent monitor. It has built-in batteries that provide up to 10hours of use and when no mains supply is available is available, cranking the wind-up handle for 1min provides power up to 10mins of operation. What more, the robust outer casing makes it ideal for usage in remote and rural areas. A built-in loudspeaker helps the operator hear the heart rate while the display screen indicates detectable heartbeat, beats per minute and low battery indication. As a result one can quickly identify any abnormal fetal heart activity and take prompt action.Combined with the Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring (MOM) software, the Fetal Doppler provides rural health workers with a never before reach to extend pregnancy care to women in towns and cities in the hinterland. Light, robust and easy to use, the power independent nature of the device is an enormous advantage for health workers in rural and tier-2 markets.

Philips e-alert System:

The Philips e-alert is a proactive, sensor-based way to enhance uptime. It is an intelligent hardware- or software-based tool that keeps a close virtual eye on your imaging solutions. Using powerful sensor technology, it continuously monitors all key parameters of the client’s MRI systems – and issues an automatic alert if something is amiss. To ensure MRI systems can deliver the quality, efficiency, and uptime needed, critical parameters – such as cooled water supply, helium level and humidity – must be just right. Achieving the ideal balance of these environmental factors is key to optimum system performance. Insight into these metrics and knowing when and how to respond if an issue arises are essential to maintaining uptime, improving efficiency, and reducing maintenance cost and effort. This proactive approach supports the collaboration between the healthcare provider and Philips to respond quickly, helping to identify and eliminate issues before they can impact operations.

Philips Air Purifier Series 3000:

The new Philips Air Purifier Series 3000 is an innovative extension to the existing air purifier portfolio which offers world-class Aerasense technology, respiratory particle feedback, a special allergen mode, new filters, improved airflow and an Aerodynamic design. The Philips Air Purifier Series 3000 provides most accurate real-time PM 2.5 feedbackwhich helps you to monitor and  the air quality. A first in the industry, Philips’ Aerasense technology helps detect PM2.5 and common airborne allergens with high accuracy that can be benchmarked with 15K Euro Professional sensor. It also has a special allergen mode, extremely effective in removing most common allergies. The new NanoProtectTM S3 filters remove 99.97% airborne allergens, have a bigger capacity and offer all round protection from fine particles, harmful gases, odor and must bacteria and viruses. Providing the most accurate real-time indoor air quality count (PM2.5) which helps you control the air quality, Philips India has designed the new Philips Air Purifier 3000 to meet the requirements of today’s pollution riddled lifestyle.

Philips Air Purifier-2 6000 SeriesPhilips Air Purifier Series 6000:

The latest Philips Air Purifier Series 6000 is a heavy duty air purifier designed for larger spaces. Indoor air pollution is not only a problem for homes, rather it affects any enclosed space. The air condition in most large spaces like offices, restaurants and not to mention places like hospitals where the allergens and microbes are present in abundance, have more inflow of pollutants; hence need a more powerful solution.  The Philips Air Purifier 6000 with its with Vitashield IPS, TwinForce aerodynamics design and cutting edge Aerasense technology with real time numerical feedback, delivers superior purification against pollution and common allergens. Its TwinForce aerodynamics design effectively doubles its capacity to clean air, making it suitable for larger spaces. It also provides cleaner air with up to 8 times less chance of error in indicating air quality level is safe, compared to today’s industry commonly used Infrared LED sensor with the Aerasense technology. The upgraded VitaShield technology effectively removes particles as small as 20 Nanometers (more than 100 times smaller than upper limit of PM2.5), including common allergens, bacteria and some viruses. It is a powerful and highly effective solution for commercial spaces that have a high inflow of pathogens and allergens and are most susceptible to damage due to indoor air pollution.