November 13, 2017

Philips innovations at MEDICA 2017 connect people, technology and data across the health continuum

Düsseldorf, Germany – At this year’s MEDICA World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, is showcasing innovative sleep therapy, respiratory care and diagnostic ultrasound solutions that connect people, technology and data across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention to disease diagnosis, treatment and home care.


“At Philips, we believe a patient’s journey through the healthcare system should be seamless and highly personalized, with the right care delivered at the right time in the right place,” said Frans van Houten, CEO Royal Philips. “That means systems need to talk to each other so that all the relevant data is available whenever and wherever it’s needed. The intelligent sleep therapy, respiratory care and ultrasound solutions we are showcasing at this year’s MEDICA bridge important transitions from healthy living to diagnosis, and clinical treatment to home care and chronic disease management, allowing patients to return home and enjoy the most out of life as quickly as possible”.


With extensive experience in both the consumer health and professional healthcare domains, and access to the latest medical knowledge via clinical collaborations worldwide, Philips is in a unique position to provide integrated solutions that combine systems, smart devices, software and services – connecting patients and providers to deliver highly effective personalized care.


Highlighted products and solutions presented by Philips at MEDICA 2017 include: 

Philips Lumify app-based mobile ultrasound

Connected to a user-supplied compatible Android smart device, Philips’ Lumify app-based hand-held ultrasound solution helps healthcare professionals make fast, informed decisions in a wide range of applications. Pre-sets are already available for cardiac, abdominal (including lung), obstetrics/gynecology, superficial, vascular, soft tissue, musculoskeletal, gallbladder, and FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) examinations. Lumify’s suite of point-of-care transducers allows physicians in multiple point-of-care situations to take advantage of every crucial moment without the time and mobility restrictions of locating a full-blown ultrasound cart. To use Lumify, they simply have to download the Lumify app to a compatible Android smart device from the Google Play store, connect the Lumify transducer to the device and launch the app to begin scanning. The app now features several newly introduced upgrades, including the ability for users to adjust the orientation of the image and marker, and new obstetrics calculations for fetal age calculation. Philips Lumify is now available in Germany, as well as in many other countries around the world.

eL18-4 Transducer for OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Small Parts Imaging

Philips’ newest transducer allows fine-elevation focusing to deliver exceptional detail, resolution and tissue uniformity for clinical solutions, including: thyroid, breast, testicular, musculoskeletal, vascular, bowel, pediatrics and obstetrics. The eL18-4 builds on both the EPIQ and Affiniti ultrasound platforms, and is designed give care providers more information, making it easier to provide a confident diagnosis. 

Philips DreamStation Go

DreamStation Go is Philips’ smallest positive airway pressure (PAP) device designed to simplify travel for patients living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This discreet, slim-profile device weighs less than a kilogram and features a built-in power supply that reduces the number of components users have to pack. Philips’ innovative, 12mm micro-flexible tubing continues the compact trend across the holistic system, minimizing bulk while enhancing mobility and comfort. At half the size of Philips’ previous generation devices, DreamStation Go delivers the same clinically-proven performance and comfort, for reliable and convenient therapy on-the-go, and meets FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) standards for in-flight use. It is available in either a fixed-pressure continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or auto-titrated positive airway pressure (APAP) model. Both options are Bluetooth-enabled for data transmission to Philips’ EncoreAnywhere and Care Orchestrator cloud-based patient management systems for clinicians. Integration with Philips’ DreamMapper application enables users to easily monitor therapy adherence across multiple devices from one consolidated dashboard. 

Philips InnoSpire Go

The recent recipient of both the iF Product Design Award and International Design Excellence Award, Philips InnoSpire Go is a virtually silent, handheld nebulizer designed as a fast, convenient and portable treatment option for the increasing number of children with asthma, and adults with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). InnoSpire Go simplifies the delivery of inhaled medication, offering fast four-minute treatment [1], reducing treatment time by 25 percent [2]. InnoSpire Go features a simple two-part assembly and clinically-proven vibrating mesh technology, and can be used with all commonly prescribed respiratory medications. Its built-in, long-life battery offers up to 30 treatments per charge. Weighing only 111 grams, the InnoSpire Go’s low weight and compact size make it extremely convenient to carry and discreet to use.

Philips at MEDICA 2017

Philips is exhibiting on Booth A22, Hall 10, at MEDICA 2017, where details/demonstrations of the above products are available.


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[1] Using 2.5ml Salbutamol

[2] Versus predecessor, Aeroneb Go

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 73,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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