Philips Launches Ecosystem of Connected Wearable Technologies – for People Who Want to Take Control of Their Health

Developed with leading doctors and psychologists, Philips’ new devices
connect to HealthSuite Health App and cloud-based analytics to measure,
monitor and motivate sustainable behavior change


STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PHG–Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the global
availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of
personal health programs that empower consumers to take greater control
of their health. The medical-grade health monitoring devices — a health
watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer — and a
fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health App will be available at www.philips.com/healthprograms
beginning August 1.

Over 66 million Americans over the age of 50 have at least one chronic
disease1, yet research suggests that up to 90 percent of
chronic conditions can be prevented through lifestyle changes2.
Philips’ new products are designed to help those at risk of chronic
disease to start measuring, keep monitoring and stay motivated in
creating sustainable behavior change.

Philips’ personal health programs provide personal, tailored support to
people taking steps towards healthier habits. Developed with leading
medical experts and psychologists, they empower individuals to:

  1. Start Measuring: accurately track with the range of Philips
    connected health measurement devices
  2. Keep Monitoring: view data through an easy-to-use dashboard on
    the Philips HealthSuite health app
  3. Stay Motivated: stay in control of their health by tracking
    progress toward personal goals

The programs are designed for individuals who are at risk of developing
chronic, lifestyle related conditions and who are aware of their higher
risk status and are active in managing it. Each program comprises
connected health measurement devices, an app-based personalized program,
and secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud-based data analysis. The medical grade
devices include:

  • The health
    watch
    , which continuously and automatically measures a wide
    range of health biometrics, including heart rate, activity, and sleep
    patterns. It helps people seeking to prevent or manage
    lifestyle-induced chronic conditions by providing accurate and
    clinically validated measurements, enabling people at risk of disease
    to track their health on a day-to-day basis and identify how their
    daily lifestyle is impacting their health. $249.99 (model DL8791/00)
  • The upper
    arm blood pressure monitor
    and wrist
    blood pressure monitor
    , which allow you to measure your
    systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as your heart rate.
    Upper arm: $99.99 (model DL8760/37); Wrist blood pressure monitor:
    $89.99 (model DL8765/37)
  • The body
    analysis scale
    , which measures weight, estimates body fat
    (BIA), and calculates BMI. $99.99 (models DL8780/37 – black and
    DL3781/37 – white)
  • The ear
    thermometer
    , which allows you to accurately measure body
    temperature in two seconds. $59.99 (models DL8740/37)

“Driving meaningful innovation to help improve people’s health and
wellbeing is part of our DNA at Philips,” said Jorgen Behrens, Business
Leader, Personal Health Solutions, Philips. “We have a 100-year heritage
in providing healthcare solutions, from oral health to cardiac care.
We’re the only company with such extensive healthcare and consumer
lifestyle expertise. We combine deep clinical know-how and rich data,
consumer insights and advanced technology to craft solutions which help
individuals along the whole of their health journey. Our personal health
programs 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.”

“Our personal health programs are different because they’re built to
motivate the user, showing that small steps can lead to big results,”
said Dr. Mark Aloia, Behavior Change Expert, Philips. “Changes
don’t need to be radical. In fact, small changes sustained over time are
a good way to help us reach our health goals. Measuring and tracking
helps us take the small steps needed to improve our lifestyle. Our
programs support you personally as you take those steps.”

The programs represent a new era in connected care for consumers,
patients and health providers, as healthcare continues to move outside
the hospital and into our homes and everyday lives. They are built on
the Philips HealthSuite
digital platform
, an open and secure, cloud-based platform that
collects and analyzes health and other data from multiple devices and
sources. The Philips HealthSuite Health App is free and available on iOS
and Android
starting today. The health devices can be purchased directly from
Philips’ website or via Amazon.

     

1

   

80% of people over 50 have at least 1 chronic health problem
already — that is 66 million Americans (Source: “Chronic
Conditions Among Older Americans,” in Chronic Care: A Call to
Action for Health over Reform, AARP Public Policy Institute, March
2009. http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/health/beyond_50_hcr_conditions.pdf)

 
2

It is estimated that up to 90% of chronic conditions can be
prevented through lifestyle changes (Source: McGill HC, McMahan
CA, Gidding SS (March 2008). “Preventing heart disease in the 21st
century: implications of the Pathobiological Determinants of
Atherosclerosis in Youth (PDAY) study“)

 
 

About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology
company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better
outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention,
to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced
technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated
solutions. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided
therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in
consumer health and home care. Headquartered in the Netherlands,
Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2015 sales of EUR 16.8
billion and employs approximately 69,000 employees with sales and
services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

Contacts

Royal Philips
Shannon Jenest, 917-279-0843
Director, Brand
Communications
Shannon.jenest@philips.com