Philips connects care with new monitoring devices

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn. – Royal Philips has launched an ecosystem of connected wearable technologies for people who want to take control of their health. The company has made available medical-grade health monitoring devices—a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer—and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health app. The company says the new devices are designed to help those at risk of chronic disease to measure and monitor their health, and to stay motivated. “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,” said Jorgen Behrens, business leader, personal health solutions. The company says the launch represents a new era in connected care for consumers, patients and providers, as health care continues to move outside hospitals, and into homes and everyday lives. The devices can be purchased directly from the Philips website or through Amazon. The app is free and available on iOS and Android.