Philips Lumify to Be Used by Professional Soccer Club, an Industry First

The Dutch technology giant announced PSV Eindhoven will be first professional team to use the medtech device

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Philips, a leader in health technology, has announced that its new medtech device Lumify will be used by PSV Eindhoven. PSV is the first professional soccer club to use the device. Lumify is a groundbreaking portable ultrasound that allows doctors to treat sports injuries more effectively. By pairing with a smartphone app, the device allows doctors to make an immediate diagnosis on the field.

“Philips Lumify is an extremely beneficial tool, and particularly useful in an environment where immediate injury analysis is needed,” said PSV’s Medical Director Wart van Zoest. “We can now make diagnoses and decisions much faster, anywhere in a sports complex and even when we’re traveling to remote training locations with no hospital nearby. This enables us to offer better care to our players and address injuries as soon as they happen.”

In addition to sports medicine, Lumify has other medtech applications like cardiology, abdominal, lung and obstetrics exams. The technology is currently available throughout North America and Europe.

“Philips’ app-based ultrasound delivers exceptional image quality through a compatible smart device,” said Carmen Silverstandt, Business Manager of Ultrasound at Philips Benelux. “This supports our vision of putting high-quality ultrasound in the hands of more professionals to serve more patients in more locations.”

Digital Health in Holland

Philips has long been a giant in the Dutch technology ecosystem. Since it was established in Eindhoven in 1891, the company has helped Holland remain at the forefront of electronics and technology. Philips has made a particularly strong impact on Eindhoven. Eindhoven’s High Tech Campus, known as the “smartest square kilometer in Europe,” started as Philips’ headquarters. Today, Philips is one of more than 140 companies and institutions at the campus, including IBM. In fact, the High Tech Campus is responsible for nearly 40 percent of all Dutch patents.

Philips also has a long relationship with the PSV soccer club. The company’s employees actually founded the club in 1913. Philips has provided cutting-edge technology the club through the years. The PSV Eindhoven club also plays in Philips Stadium.

More than 2,500 life sciences, medical technology and research organizations call the Netherlands home. Holland also boasts 12 research universities and 82 hospitals. The country’s clinical infrastructure, pro-business climate and strategic location provide life sciences companies a springboard to the European market.

Source: Philips

18 October 2017

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