October 10, 2017

PSV soccer club is first in the world to use Philips’ Lumify portable ultrasound to evaluate its players’ injuries

  • PSV’s medical staff to adopt Philips Lumify to provide immediate insight into the severity of injuries at the point of care, on the sports field or in the stadium 
  • Lumify is Philips’ first app-based mobile ultrasound device that offers diagnostic capabilities for compatible smartphones and handheld devices 
Amsterdam and Eindhoven, the NetherlandsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that PSV Eindhoven will be the first professional soccer club in the world to use Philips’ Lumify portable ultrasound for the diagnosis of injuries and the acute care of its players.
When using current ultrasound options in the hospital to analyze a player’s injury, transportation, consulting a clinician and reaching a diagnosis can take several hours, delaying the treatment plan and creating anxiety for the patient. With the Lumify portable, smart-device based ultrasound solution, PSV's medical staff will be able to make an initial diagnosis of suspected injuries immediately, at the point of care.
Philips Lumify is an extremely beneficial tool, and particularly useful in an environment where immediate injury analysis is needed

Wart van Zoest

Medical Director PSV

“Philips Lumify is an extremely beneficial tool, and particularly useful in an environment where immediate injury analysis is needed,” said PSV’s Medical Director Wart van Zoest. “We can now make diagnoses and decisions much faster, anywhere in a sports complex and even when we’re traveling to remote training locations with no hospital nearby. This enables us to offer better care to our players and address injuries as soon as they happen.”

Diagnostic ultrasound on the sports field

With advanced ultrasound processing built into Lumify hand-held ultrasound transducers, a physician simply needs to download the Lumify app to a compatible tablet or smartphone, connect the transducer and initiate the scan. Lumify enables physicians to make fast, informed decisions where needed, to facilitate more expeditious care. 

 

Featuring exceptional image quality, Lumify has a variety of clinical applications, including cardiology, abdominal, musculoskeletal, lung and obstetrics/gynecology exams. Equipped with the full range of transducers, physicians have the ability with Lumify to assess a number of different potential injuries. Lumify is currently available in among others North America, France, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Italy, and will now be available in the Netherlands and Belgium. 

 

“Philips' app-based ultrasound delivers exceptional image quality through a compatible smart device,” said Carmen Silverstandt, Business Manager Ultrasound at Philips Benelux. “This supports our vision of putting high-quality ultrasound in the hands of more professionals to serve more patients in more locations.”

Long lasting partnership between Philips and PSV

Philips and PSV have a unique partnership that spans more than a hundred years. Philips employees founded PSV in 1913, and since then the soccer club, which is based in Eindhoven, has played in both national and European leagues. Philips has been closely involved with PSV’s activities, not only as sponsor but also by providing cutting-edge technologies to support the club.

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. Headquartered in the Netherlands, 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. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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Philips Health Systems Benelux

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Wart van Zoest, PSV’s Medical Director is using Philips’ Lumify portable ultrasound to diagnose an injury of a young soccer player.
Philips’ Lumify portable ultrasound

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