People wearing Philips fresh air mask
PRCN’s innovations don’t end at digital healthcare applications and platforms. Noteworthy solutions over the 20 years of its existence can be found in the areas of 3G/4G/5G mobile communications, LED lighting, connected homes, natural language processing, big data mining, AI imaging, as well as in air. For instance, the recent Philips Fresh Air Mask hit the Chinese market with great success. The mask, powered by a small motor, featuring an N95 filter and washable cover, originated as a response to air pollution in China and offers consumers superior breathing in a stylish design. Yudi is one of the mask’s wearers. “I truly believe in the power of innovations like this to change people’s lives and I feel incredibly proud to contribute my part.”
PRCN marked its 20-year anniversary on 24 September. For more stories, keep an eye out for an interview between Henk van Houten (Philips Chief Technology Officer and Head of Research) and Jyh-Ching Yaur (Head of Philips Research China). In their discussion, they will highlight some of PRCN’s notable achievements over the past 20 years and also look into the future to share insights into meaningful innovations for China and beyond in areas such as 5G, telehealth, AI and platforms.