Royal Philips, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is participating in the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021, running through Jan. 14. Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 a year ago, healthcare has experienced a rapid transformation and acceleration of digital health technologies. During CES 2021, Philips will highlight a unique hybrid view of advanced technology solutions fast-tracking healthcare, moving outside the four walls of the hospital and into the home.  

Pregnant mothers are a vulnerable population and may have several concerns and anxieties about the impact of COVID-19 infection on pregnancy. Philips’ COVID-19 fetal and maternal solution within the Avalon product family, including patch and digital twin of the fetal monitor, allows clinicians to monitor vital signs of both mom and baby from home or an isolation room to help reduce unnecessary physical interactions between clinicians and patients. 

In the belief that parents should be able to make decisions based on the best possible evidence, Philips and GSK have teamed up to equip Philips’ Pregnancy+ and Baby+ apps with comprehensive and reliable information about vaccine preventable diseases and the vaccines that are available.

The apps, reaching a combined total of nearly 2 million parents worldwide every day, provide articles and videos about the importance of vaccination, together with a vaccination hub to help parents access comprehensive and reliable information to support conversations with their healthcare professionals, such as which vaccines are relevant and when they need to be administered. Parents are also invited to participate in online research to help to better understand their views on different vaccinations.

For people living with health conditions like diabetes or cardiac disease, Philips will highlight its recently introduced biosensor-based solutions for remote monitoring of at-risk chronic disease patients as they transition from the hospital into the home.

For more information, visit the Philips exhibitor showcase at the all-digital CES 2021. While the Philips virtual healthy neighborhood experience is built for CES, the platform will be live throughout the year to continue to demonstrate both personal health and connected care technology solutions supporting consumer health. 

Featured image: Philips’ Avalon cableless fetal and maternal pod with single-use disposable patch monitors pregnant women at home, limiting exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Philips)