Royal Philips today announced the global availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of personal health programs that empower consumers to take greater control of their health. The medical-grade health monitoring devices -- a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer -- and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health App will be available beginning August 1.
Over 66 million Americans over the age of 50 have at least one chronic disease1 yet, research suggests that up to 90 percent of chronic conditions can be prevented through lifestyle changes.2 Philips’ new products are designed to help those at risk of chronic disease to start measuring, keep monitoring and stay motivated in creating sustainable behavior change.
Philips’ personal health programs provide personal, tailored support to people taking steps towards healthier habits. Developed with leading medical experts and psychologists, they empower individuals to: