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Philips showcases its commitment to creating a better, more sustainable future at the Innovation Experience 2014

An inspirational event to experience how Philips delivers personal, meaningful innovation that has a positive impact on people’s lives

September 30, 2014

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Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Today, Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), will open the Philips Innovation Experience 2014 to media.
At the international event, Philips will showcase solutions that will help people live a healthier life, innovations that will make care highly personalized and more widely available to those who need it, and ways in which innovative lighting solutions can create safer and more sustainable cities. 
"Innovation has been and will always be at the heart of Philips and the Innovation Experience underlines how we are pushing the boundaries to improve people's lives with a host of great products and services" said Philips CEO Frans van Houten. "Our recent announcement to establish two market-leading companies focused on the HealthTech and Lighting solutions opportunities will allow us to hone in our innovation strengths in two exciting and growing markets. Innovation and the Philips brand will be at the core of the two new companies."




Thanks to advances in imaging and monitoring technologies, combined with rapid development in digital health data and cloud computing, Philips is leading the transformation of the healthcare industry and creating highly integrated, personalized care with better outcomes at lower costs.



Minicare Acute Care - On-the-spot information for when you're on the spot

In threatening conditions like acute myocardial infarction, every moment counts. Philips is developing a Minicare Cardiac Troponin-I (cTnI) blood test that will give doctors lab-equivalent results for on-the-spot patient diagnosis and treatment decision making.


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Philips targeted therapy in prostate cancer

With 1 out of 6 men facing prostate cancer during their lifetime, Philips is committed to collaborating with its clinical partners on the development of solutions that help clinicians to treat or manage the cancer in a more personalized and more affordable ways. Based on its UroNav solution that combines MRI images, ultrasound data, and electromagnetic tracking for targeted prostate biopsies, Philips showed an innovative approach for live image guidance and feedback during focal brachytherapy, which helps clinicians make better-informed patient-specific decisions during the intervention.


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VISIQ - Taking ultrasound wherever care takes place

VISIQ is a transducer-plus-tablet ultrasound system that delivers the image quality of a cart-based system. Ultra-mobile and easy-to-use, it allows clinicians to perform quality diagnostic obstetric, gynecological and abdominal scans anywhere, from hospital labor rooms to remote, rural medical locations.


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Worldwide, and particularly in the growing middle class, people are becoming more conscious of their personal health and well-being, and how they can make positive choices for a healthier lifestyle. Philips supports and catalyzes these developments, empowering people to live healthier lives through its innovations.


At the Philips Innovation Experience 2014, Philips is exploring how technology can make our homes healthier and tailored to our lifestyles, how cloud-based solutions can provide care across the health continuum and connect the patient from the hospital to their home, and how personalized digital solutions can help people living with disabilities or chronic diseases manage their condition from the comfort of their own home.



Philips PulseRelief

An app-enabled TENS (Trancutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation) device that helps users choose and control personal treatment to relieve pain. PulseRelief offers a drug-free solution to help chronic pain sufferers manage their pain discreetly. The app optimizes use of the device and allows users to track their pain before and after treatment, and over time using their tablet or smartphone.


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Philips BlueControl

Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic, incurable skin disease that can impact every aspect of a patient's life. Philips has developed a wearable drug-free therapy that controls mild-to-moderate psoriasis vulgaris with blue LED light, reducing the redness, scaling, thickness and extent of psoriasis vulgaris plaques across the body. It’s an effective at-home therapy which can be easily integrated into a patient’s daily routine.


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Cloud-based solutions for collaborative care

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease are on the rise globally and require life-long monitoring and support once diagnosed. Patients with multiple chronic conditions can require even more support. The eCareCompanion and eCareCoordinator are the first two clinical applications developed to be used on the cloud-based Philips Digital Health Platform to help care-givers monitor and engage patients with multiple chronic conditions in their homes.


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The world needs more light, more energy efficient light and digital light. Philips, as the global leader in lighting, is taking light beyond illumination. By connecting LED lighting to sensors, controls, networks, devices and apps Philips enables its customers to create amazing new lighting experiences and to achieve outstanding business outcomes while saving up to 80% on energy. Philips is taking lighting into a fully digital world in which it connects people, places and devices – and creates safe and sustainable homes and public environments.



Philips Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connected office lighting system

Recently, Philips launched the world’s first complete Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connected lighting system for offices that gives facility managers, office workers, and building owners smartphone control of their office lighting, and building managers new insights into building usage.


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Indoor positioning with LED

Philips is piloting a connected lighting system that gives new meaning to personalized shopping. The system uses connected LED in-store lighting to communicate location-based information to shoppers via a smartphone app which they can opt to download. The lighting communicates with the app to send special offers and information to the shopper, relevant to their location in the store.


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For more information about the innovations presented at Philips Innovation Experience 2014 visit:  
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Para más información:

Elena Calamo Specchia
Philips Group Communications
Tel: +31 6 2500 4735


Joost Maltha
Philips Benelux Communications
Tel: +31 6 10558116


About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 113,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at