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Royal Philips launches suite of medical-grade health monitoring devices


STAMFORD, Conn. - Royal Philips on Monday announced the global availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of personal health programs that empower consumers to take greater control of their health. The medical-grade health monitoring devices - a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer - and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health App will be available at beginning Aug. 1.

“Driving meaningful innovation to help improve people’s health and wellbeing is part of our DNA at Philips,” stated Jorgen Behrens, business leader, Personal Health Solutions, Philips. “We have a 100-year heritage in providing healthcare solutions, from oral health to cardiac care. We’re the only company with such extensive healthcare and consumer lifestyle expertise. We combine deep clinical know-how and rich data, consumer insights and advanced technology to craft solutions which help individuals along the whole of their health journey," he said. "Our personal health programs have been developed in conjunction with leading doctors, psychologists and other experts. They will allow individuals to accurately measure vital signs to understand how lifestyle choices affect their body; set goals and monitor their progress, and stay motivated.”

“Our personal health programs are different because they’re built to motivate the user, showing that small steps can lead to big results,” added Mark Aloia, behavior change expert, Philips. “Changes don’t need to be radical. In fact, small changes sustained over time are a good way to help us reach our health goals. Measuring and tracking helps us take the small steps needed to improve our lifestyle. Our programs support you personally as you take those steps.”

The programs represent a new era in connected care for consumers, patients and health providers, as healthcare continues to move outside the hospital and into our homes and everyday lives. They are built on the Philips HealthSuite digital platform, an open and secure, cloud-based platform that collects and analyzes health and other data from multiple devices and sources. The Philips HealthSuite Health App is free and available on iOS and Android starting today. The health devices can be purchased directly from Philips’ website or via Amazon.           

Over 66 million Americans over the age of 50 have at least one chronic disease, yet research suggests that up to 90% of chronic conditions can be prevented through lifestyle changes. Philips’ new products are designed to help those at risk of chronic disease to start measuring, keep monitoring and stay motivated in creating sustainable behavior change.

The health watch continuously and automatically measures a wide range of health biometrics, including heart rate, activity and sleep patterns at a suggested retail price of $249.99. It helps people seeking to prevent or manage lifestyle-induced chronic conditions by providing accurate and clinically validated measurements, enabling people at risk of disease to track their health on a day-to-day basis and identify how their daily lifestyle is impacting their health.

The upper arm blood pressure monitor and wrist blood pressure monitor, which retail for a suggested $99.99 and $89.99, respectively, allow users to measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as heart rate.

Retailing for a suggested $99.99, the body analysis scale measures weight, estimates body fat and calculates BMI.     

Rounding out the connected offerings is an ear thermometer, which allows users to accurately measure body temperature in two seconds. The ear thermometer will retail for a suggested $59.99.


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