Philips has showcased at CES 2017 its innovative connected health products and solutions that empower consumers to become ever-more engaged in their health. Leveraging Philips’ expertise in the consumer and professional healthcare domains, and the advanced analytics and computing power of the company’s secure HealthSuite cloud platform, these new connected digital health products and services further illustrate Philips’ commitment to delivering meaningful innovations for every stage of life: from birth to healthy living and healthy aging. Philips’ new consumer health products and services are powered by the Philips HealthSuite cloud, allowing consumers to combine their health data and use it in smarter and more meaningful ways to support a healthier lifestyle, manage their health conditions and connect and share data with their healthcare professionals. Among the innovative products, there is Philips Avent uGrow digital parenting platform. Designed to help new parents understand and support their baby’s healthy development, the uGrow app connects wirelessly to the Philips Avent smart baby monitor and smart ear thermometer as well as collating manually inputted data such as feeding and sleeping patterns. Recognizing that every baby is unique, the uGrow ecosystem creates a highly personalized supportive environment around babies and their parents, with the interactive app providing featured articles based on insight from a panel of breastfeeding, sleep and developmental psychology experts. Planned integration of new Philips’ devices into uGrow include Philips’ connected Smart Baby Bottle Sleeve, which monitors milk temperature and consumed volume, a connected air purifier to monitor air quality and the Hue lighting system to create a relaxing environment. Inputting data and tracking information into uGrow will soon be easier with the addition of Amazon Echo voice activation.
Another solution proposed by Philips is the digital oral care management platform. With the introduction of the new Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected toothbrush and the Philips Sonicare Breath care system, the company offers connected technologies and services to empower people to take better care of their oral health in one platform. “The Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected toothbrush – the company explains – uses smart sensor technology inside the toothbrush and personalized coaching to help improve brushing technique, while the Philips Sonicare Breath care system, featuring our new connected Breath analyzer, measures, tracks and helps users improve their breath quality and oral care habits. Both products seamlessly sync with the Philips Sonicare app, giving users data and guidance to empower them to proactively manage and improve their oral health. The Philips Sonicare app is now a ‘virtual hub’ for personal oral healthcare, enabling users to manage their brushing and breath quality on a daily basis, share results with their dental practitioners, and have personalized guidance and advice at their fingertips”.