News & Updates

Philips personal health solutions connect people, technology and data

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, announced SmartSleep, the world’s first and only clinically proven wearable solution for consumers to improve deep sleep quality for people who do not get enough sleep. SmartSleep is the latest addition to Philips’ growing portfolio of smart digital platforms and intelligent solutions that connect people, technology and data to give consumers data-driven insights into their health and access to professional expertise and advice. Other Philips highlights at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA include innovations in sleep and respiratory care, mother and child care, oral health, male grooming and skin care.
“At Philips, we believe there is always a way to make life better,” said Egbert van Acht, Chief Business Leader Personal Health businesses at Philips. “At this year’s CES we are showcasing innovations that help consumers take a more active role in managing their health and wellbeing. New innovative solutions like SmartSleep, which builds on our leadership in sleep therapy and more than 2.6 billion nights of sleep data collected by Philips over the last 10 years, showcase how we are uniquely positioned to combine clinical know how with a superb consumer experience.”
Nearly 40 per cent of people ages 25-54 get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night, which is reported to result in difficult concentration, memory and focus. Studies suggest that deep sleep, or slow wave sleep, plays a critical role in resetting our brains to be more alert and focused, and that people who experience high quality slow wave sleep have been shown to be more alert during the day, with better memory consolidation, executive function and daytime energy.
Unlike other sleep trackers that merely monitor a user’s sleep pattern, Philips’ new SmartSleep is uniquely designed with two small sensors that detect periods of slow wave sleep and intervene with clinically proven technology to boost it in real time. Philips’ proprietary advanced sleep analysis algorithms, developed in collaboration with leading sleep experts and neurologists, produce customized audio tones that enhance the depth and duration of slow wave sleep. An accompanying app logs sleep improvement over time and provides tips and advice on how to get the best possible night’s sleep. Already, 70 percent of chronically sleep-deprived users who have tried SmartSleep for just two weeks reported feeling less tired during the day.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 73,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.