Rianne and Jeroen’s fireside chat was followed later in the afternoon by three expert sessions outlining Philips’ approach to delivering personalized, proactive, preventative care in three key areas of consumer health.
Astrid Smeets, Senior Clinical and Medical Affairs Manager, discussed the importance of getting a healthy start in life, highlighting Philips solutions such as its Pregnancy+ and Baby+ apps, its latest Philips Avent electric breast pump, as well as remote monitoring solutions capable of ensuring the safety of expectant mothers and their unborn babies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The importance of sleep was covered by Dr. Mark Aloia, Global Lead of Health Behavior Change. In particular, he highlights the link between sleep and the body’s immune system, something that recent events have made top-of-mind for many people. That if you get six hours or less of sleep, you are four times more likely to catch a cold or a virus. He then describes how clinically validated solutions such as Philips’ on-line Smart Sleep Analyzer, its intelligent Snoring Relief Band, and its SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband can help consumers to improve the duration and quality of their sleep.
In the final expert session, Dr. Marilyn Ward, practicing dentist and Director of Clinical Research at Philips Healthcare, highlights the relationship between oral health and systemic health. How a healthy mouth, well maintained using solutions such as Philips’ DiamondClean 9000 electric toothbrush and its brand new Sonicare Power Flosser, is the gateway to a healthy body. In a time when most dentists offices have remained closed due to COVID-19, she also highlights the power of tele-dentistry to diagnose, advise and reassure patients who experience problems, as well as its ability to deliver personalized coaching for continuous oral care improvement.