Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Event: Philips Wonder of You Showcase for Personal Health

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Philips showcased a slew of personal grooming devices as part of its “Wonder of You” campaign to promote its roadmap for personal health.

 

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“At Philips, our mission is to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovation. We believe in personalised care by developing human-centric, adaptive health technology that meaningfully contributes to people’s unique health and well-being journey … Philips’ personalised solutions continue to empower people across the region to take a more proactive ownership of their preventive health and lifestyles, supporting their health for the long-term,” said Deeptha Khanna, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader, Philips Personal Health.

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, outlined its strategy in personal health and well-being to address Asia’s health challenges.

“Innovations like our recently introduced Sonicare 9900 Prestige adapt to each individual and are designed to help address people’s unique healthcare needs. This approach is especially relevant in Asia, where a growing population and a greater emphasis on health and well-being are re-shaping people’s health priorities,” said Deeptha Khanna, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader, Philips Personal Health.

Philips’ Personal Health innovation roadmap for 2022 and beyond emphasises on delivering personalised health solutions that enable healthier lifestyles.

The “Wonder of You” showcase by Philips included innovations in oral healthcare, beauty, male grooming, and mother & childcare.

The aim is to invite consumers in Asia to discover more about the wonder of their bodies and how health technologies can better partner them in achieving their best health.

The showcase included the following personal grooming products.

  • Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige electric toothbrush (S$499)
  • Philips Sonicare Cordless Power Flosser 3000 (S$219)
  • Philips Hair Dryer Prestige (S$259)
  • Philips Straightener Prestige (S$259)
  • Philips Shaver S9000 Prestige (S$699)
  • Philips Avent Twin Electric Breast Pump (S$599)
  • Philips Avent Pregnancy+ App (free)

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Opening: Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

The Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre is a collaboration with DIH Asia Pacific Hub, the global distributor of rehabilitation technology. It boasts that it is the first holistic robotics rehabilitation centre in Singapore.

Inside the Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre.

Inside the Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre.

The Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre is equipped with an integrated team of highly trained therapists who aims to help restore function in patients suffering from stroke, trauma, reparable spinal injuries, hip replacement, chronic pain, and many other physically debilitating conditions by designing interdisciplinary, patient-focused treatments that can best realise the healing potentials of the patients, helping them regain a better quality of life.

The private facility, which is located in the city centre on Orchard Road, will feature the Lokomat®Nanos by Hocoma and the C-Mill VR+ with Hero Solution by Motek and comprehensive service and care by licensed physiotherapists and professionals.

More details below from the press release.

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REACT is Medical Winner of 2021 James Dyson Award

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

REACT, the Medical Winner for the 2021 James Dyson Award, is a device to stem bleeding to help save the lives of stabbing victims. It was invented by Joseph Bentley from Loughborough university.

* This story was first published on Haleness Me.

 The REACT system uses a rapid, inflatable Tamponade device that is inserted into the stab wound. The automated inflation of this Tamponade provides internal pressure direct to the bleeding site, controlling bleeding faster than current methods.

The REACT system uses a rapid, inflatable Tamponade device that is inserted into the stab wound. The automated inflation of this Tamponade provides internal pressure direct to the bleeding site, controlling bleeding faster than current methods.

Knife crime is an issue in many countries around the world.

In England and Wales alone, there were around 46,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, which is the highest number of offences since the year ending March 2011.

The Problem

The average wait time for an ambulance in the UK is currently just over eight minutes, yet it can only take five minutes for someone to bleed to death.

The Solution

The REACT device (which stands for Rapid Emergency Actuating Tamponade) aims to reduce catastrophic blood loss from a knife wound.

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Livinguard Re-Affirms Protection Against Delta Variant in Tests

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Livinguard’s face masks passed tests by the Indian National Institute (NII) of Immunology, showing an average of more than 99% effectiveness against viruses and bacteria. The test report can be found here.

The positive results are timely as the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant drives new mask wearing requirements worldwide

The positive results are timely as the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant drives new mask wearing requirements worldwide

The tests reinforces the efficacy of Livinguard’s patented technology in protecting wearers of its masks at a time when face masks are again at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.

In Singapore, Livinguard recently partnered with Grab Singapore to provide 22,000 masks for the company’s private car hire and delivery drivers to protect them from COVID-19 virus microbes.

This will provide them with the comfort that they are protected in the course of their work, where they encounter a variety of commuters, F&B staff and home diners, even as Singapore sees an ongoing tally of infections as it moves into managing COVID-19 as endemic.

In addition to being available for purchase online, Livinguard’s selection of antiviral masks is also now available at selected Guardian outlets island-wide, making it easier for those who prefer to shop in person.

More details below from the press release.

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Tech Focus: Ingestible Electronic Pills For Stomach Diagnosis

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Just as IoT is taking the tech world by storm, ingestible pills enable doctors and researchers to emplace micro sensors in our bodies to monitor sustained measurements for diagnosis or research.

In this guest blog, Nick Van Helleputte and Chris Van Hoof discuss how ingestible or electronic pills can revolutionise the way stomach ailments are diagnosed.

Mock-up of an ingestible pill with prototype transceiver. Image: Imec.

Mock-up of an ingestible pill with prototype transceiver. Image: Imec.

Speak about an electronic pill or a small ingestible machine that can be swallowed by patients to monitor their bodies – and what comes to mind is often swarms of nanobots.

The reality is a little different.

Today, breakthroughs in electronics are making it possible to imagine such ingestibles, which are small enough to be swallowed so they can stay inside a body to monitor, say, a person’s stomach condition over a period of time.

Editor’s Comments

These nifty gadgets open up a whole new frontier in medical diagnosis and research.

Think the Internet of Things (IoT) but applied to the interior of our bodies.

By emplacing sensors within our bodies, doctors and researchers don’t just get a one-off snapshot of the organ of interest.

The sensors can provide sustained monitoring of measurements over a period of time, enabling the identification of trends in the data, or triggering of alerts to flag out anomalies breaching threshold levels.

This means a doctor would be able to more accurately see the changes in a person’s digestive tract, for example, instead of having only a quick look by using a scope or collecting stool samples.

So, instead of a number of nanobots swimming inside a person, ingestibles are miniaturised versions of electronic devices that require low power and have reliable wireless communication to relay the signals that they are reading.

In February 2020, Belgium-based research outfit imec presented the world’s first fully integrated millimetre-scale wireless transceiver for ingestibles or electronic analytical devices that can be swallowed.

This breakthrough, presented at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2020 conference at San Francisco in February, means that in the future, ingestible devices could be easier to be manufactured and be more effective in staying in a stomach to monitor important signs of diseases, such as diabetes, Crohn’s Disease or coeliac.

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GN Hearing Offers Remote Testing And Fitting Of Hearing Aids

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

GN Hearing offers hearing assessments and fitting of its ReSound hearing aids in conjunction with ReSound Assist Live.

New ReSound Assist Live from GN Hearing gives hearing care professionals the ability to conduct remote in-ear tests using hearing aids.

New ReSound Assist Live from GN Hearing gives hearing care professionals the ability to conduct remote in-ear tests using hearing aids.

GN Hearing, a global leader in hearing aid technology, has announced new in-ear tests (also called in-situ tests) available as an extension to ReSound Assist Live at-home services.

The technology allows hearing care professionals to offer complete hearing care remotely, including hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting.

Testing and fitting of hearing aids from the comfort of the home.

Testing and fitting of hearing aids from the comfort of the home.

It allows people with hearing loss to get their hearing tested from the comfort and safety of home.

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MedTech: Remote Monitoring Solution By KaHa & EasyCare iDOC

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Singapore IoT and smart wearables firm KaHa teams up with healthcare partner EasyCare International (iDOC) to launch Remote Monitoring Solution in Singapore.

By leveraging technology, the partnership between KaHa and EasyCare iDOC aims to bring greater convenience and efficacy to healthcare management.

By leveraging technology, the partnership between KaHa and EasyCare iDOC aims to bring greater convenience and efficacy to healthcare management.

As part of the company’s commitment to health and wellness, Singapore Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company KaHa launched today its partnership with medical solutions provider EasyCare and its brand iDOC.

iDOC Clinic is a medical group founded by the EasyCare team, and EasyCare works with iDOC Clinic in the implementation of its healthcare technologies in the primary care setting.

As part of its services, EasyCare conducts annual or biannual chronic disease screening for corporate clients.

In between screenings, the iDOCWATCH together with mobile app iDOC Easy Track, will be made available to individuals to enable continuous monitoring of their health by collecting and analysing essential health data from the user to be sent to the iDOC Remote Monitoring Dashboard, which aims to improve health and fitness amongst users.

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New Arrival: Fitbit Charge 4 Health & Fitness Tracker

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

The Fitbit Charge 4 comes with built-in GPS, Spotify Control, Sleep Tools, Fitbit Pay and more. Prices below

The Fitbit Charge 4 offers up to 7 days of battery life in a sleek, swim proof design.

The Fitbit Charge 4 offers up to 7 days of battery life in a sleek, swim proof design.

Charge 4 includes Fitbit’s latest innovation, Active Zone Minutes, a new personalised standard based on your resting heart rate and age that tracks any workout that gets your heart pumping, from indoor biking to yoga, measuring the time you spend in each heart rate zone toward a weekly goal of 150 minutes.

For more guidance and motivation in today’s environment, new content has been added to Fitbit Premium, including programs, workouts from brands like barre3, Down Dog and Physique 57, mindfulness tools, challenges and more.

More details below from the press release.

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