Philips to launch patient monitoring offering powered by wearable biosensors
Royal Philips has announced the launch of a new wearable healthcare monitoring solution for patients in ‘low acuity’ situations.
Healthcare stakeholders are looking for cost-effective means to monitor, diagnose and treat patients as across the globe, while the industry is faced with a burgeoning ageing population and an increasing number of people with chronic diseases accounting for 86% of healthcare costs. Philips looks to address this need with its connected health solutions for professional healthcare applications though the company also runs personal health programs to improve consumer health.
The new medical-grade, connected biosensor automatically and continuously measures clinically relevant vital signs including heart rate, respiratory rate, skin temperature among others. The biosensor then sends the data to a connected clinical decision support software application that can inform the caregiver or clinician if anything goes wrong.
Carla Kriwet, CEO of patient care and monitoring solutions at Philips, said: “We envision a future where patients enabled by connected health technologies will recover faster with fewer complications and greater peace of mind in the hospital and subsequently at home.
“We see the potential for connected sensing solutions and the value created by the rich and actionable data they generate to have a very positive impact on the chronically ill by helping to reduce associated costly adverse events, complications, unplanned transfers back to the ICU and longer lengths of hospitalisation,” she added.
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