Philips buys NightBalance

Friday, May 11, 2018

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Royal Philips has expanded its sleep and respiratory care portfolio with the acquisition of NightBalance, the Delft, Netherlands-based maker of the Sleep Position Trainer. The SPT is a device worn around the upper body that, once users turn onto their backs, gives them a gentle vibration, reminding them to change sleeping positions. “NightBalance offers a unique, patient friendly solution to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring that is highly complementary to our current offerings," said John Frank, business leader, Sleep & Respiratory Care, Philips. "This acquisition will help us further expand our leadership position in the growing home care market, and our ability to deliver integrated solutions that drive efficiencies and improved outcomes.” The SPT is CE marked and currently available in select countries in Europe, but not in the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.