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New Healthcare Devices Launched in Bangalore

Healthcare and lifestyle giant Royal Philips on Thursday launched six innovative products, mainly to address accessibility issues in healthcare.

Published: 04th April 2014 08:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2014 08:31 AM   |  A+A-

Healthcare and lifestyle giant Royal Philips on Thursday launched six innovative products, mainly to address accessibility issues in healthcare.

The products include diagnostic devices for heart problems, an ultrasound scanner and a device to monitor maternal and child health.

The products were launched at an international media conference at the Philips Innovation Centre here by Jim Andrew, the  Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer.

Jitesh Mathur, senior director, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics at Philips Healthcare, said the company is in talks with the governments of Karnataka and Punjab on the viability and accessibility of these devices so that health care services can be delivered to more people.

Two New Products

VISIQ-Ultrasound: A hand-held ultrasound machine, the size of a razor. The device is priced between `10 lakh and `12.5 lakh. Sujit Kumar, General Manager, Ultrasound business-Philips Healthcare, said the device, which has to be connected to a tablet, starts up in seconds and can save a lot of time during emergencies. The device, developed at the Bangalore innovation centre, was released globally on Thursday.

ECG 100: A compact ECG machine that enables general physicians and clinicians to easily take an ECG and also share it with specialists operating elsewhere. “The machine, along with the tablet, is also capable of generating printable reports that can immediately be uploaded to a cloud system. It also has a built-in interpretation system using which general physicians and clinicians can understand the seriousness of a patient’s condition,” he said. The ECG 100 is priced between `25,000 and `60,000 depending on the supporting applications.

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