SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

Never Miss a Story

Sign up for email alerts

 

More Industry Headlines

120 device types granted exemption from FDA 510(k) Lung sound monitors, oscillometers, among products no longer needing certification

Welch Allyn partners with PointClickCare to develop senior care solution Connecting data from patient monitor to EHR

Feature: Tomosynthesis: A new gold standard? Find out if tomosynthesis will become the new standard of mamography screening

Olympus hit with new superbug duodenoscope lawsuit More litigation stemming from UCLA Medical Center outbreak

Joint Commission rolls out XR-29-esque rules today New standards require protocol, dose and benchmark changes

Future of clinician training ‘left to chance’ due to lack of medical education research More funding is needed in U.S. and England

Hospital in India treats 10,000th patient with RapidArc radiotherapy About 20 percent of treatments are performed free of charge

Low-dose radiation: Guilty until proven innocent? Researchers call evidence linking cancer to low-dose exposure flawed

First 3-D heart made from multiple imaging techniques Resulting model first step in efficacy study for surgical planning using 3-D printing

Mevion brings Ohio one step closer to proton therapy The superconducting cyclotron accelerator has been delivered

The Philips Research campus
in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Philips previews future med tech at N.Y. research outpost

By Brendon Nafziger and Loren Bonner

Charlie Smith - not his real name - never made it out of intensive care.

The 82-year-old patient died after his blood pressure plummeted, a condition known as hypotension that affects up to a quarter of patients in the ICU, and can lead to organ failure.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Joint Commission changes are here! Are YOU ready?

As the leading Joint Commission accreditation service provider in the U.S., WEST PHYSICS knows these new requirements in depth. Click here to find out how WEST PHYSICS can help guide you successfully through the process.



But at a research facility an hour's drive north of New York City, engineers are developing a predictive algorithm they say can score patients based on likely pressure-drop risks. With the scores, doctors in the ICU might be able to intervene earlier.

The technology is just one of at least four in-the-works health care projects Royal Philips Electronics is cooking up at a Philips Research outpost in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. DOTmed News toured the facility last week.

Research campus

The leafy campus, whose interior somewhat resembles the science wing of a mid-century high school, dates back to the 1940s, when Philips executives briefly transferred much of the company's control to a U.S. subsidiary to preserve its independence during the German occupation of Holland.

Now the Westchester county office, along with sites in Massachusetts, Europe and Asia, is one of the half dozen facilities that the Dutch giant relies on to come up with new inventions to "meet unmet needs" in the marketplace, according to Philips Research's general manager, Henk van Houten.

As with other technology-driven companies, employees are given some creative playtime. Every Friday afternoon, for instance, engineers can tinker on their own projects, which are later shared at an annual Eureka Fair. Airfloss, a recently released consumer product that cleans out dental plaque with blasts of air and water instead of waxy tape, came out of one of these meetings, according to Van Houten.

Focusing on health
Abigail Flower explains Philips'
low blood pressure predicting algorithm.


While the campus is not only focused on health care research, Philips increasingly is. Though perhaps best known for its lighting -- Philips is the biggest maker of light bulbs in the world -- the company says health care products, such as MRI scanners and patient monitors, now account for the heftiest chunk of its sales. According to slides shared by the company, 40 percent of its nearly 23 billion euros ($29 billion) in revenues last year came from its health division, 34 percent from lighting, and 26 percent from its consumer lifestyle wing, which makes things like electric razors.

Continue reading Philips previews future med tech at N.Y. research outpost...
  Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 >>

Related:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2015 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED