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Philips Lumify Handheld Ultrasound Solution Launched in Japan to Enable Powerful Diagnostics at the Bedside

Philips’ Lumify handheld diagnostic ultrasound solution with telehealth capabilities meets the demands of Japan’s changing healthcare demographics. Optional Lumify with Reacts capability adds tele-ultrasound to enable healthcare professionals to remotely collaborate and exchange expert advice during diagnosis. Solution also recognized for benefit to humankind by IEEE Spectrum.
By SIN Bureau
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Royal Philips today announced that its Lumify with Reacts handheld tele-ultrasound solution is now commercially available in Japan. After the US and China, Philips has received clearance from Japan’s healthcare authority to introduce the ultrasound solution for compatible handheld devices.

Launched in Japan with a novel subscription model unique in the industry, Philips’ tele-ultrasound solution aims to make high-quality portable ultrasound available almost everywhere in the country.

"By bringing diagnostic insight to the point of care, Lumify is a great example of how Philips is supporting providers to deliver on the ambition of the ‘quadruple aim’ in healthcare: better health outcomes, an improved experience for patients and staff, and a lower cost of care,” said Matthijs Groot Wassink, General Manager for Access and Obstetric Ultrasound at Philips.

“Its transducer connects to a smart device such as a tablet, making it a compact and highly durable solution. In addition, by utilizing Philips’ Lumify with Reacts capability, real-time ultrasound images can be shared between medical staff involved in collaboration during imaging procedures.”

Lumify is a versatile solution primarily intended for use in places where quick and easy access to diagnostic ultrasound imaging is required. Its portability and ruggedness make it suitable for point-of-care use both in hospitals and in places like ambulances, doctor’s offices, and patients’ homes during GP visits. It is also used in remote community healthcare programs such as mother & childcare projects being rolled out by Philips and the Philips Foundation in Africa. In addition to allowing clinicians to remotely collaborate by sharing ultrasound images in real time, Lumify’s tele-ultrasound capabilities (Lumify with Reacts) can also be used in medical student and healthcare worker remote training programs.

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