Philips introduces mobile innovation to its personal emergency response system technology

Philips introduces mobile innovation to its personal emergency response system

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today at the 2013 International
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8-11, Royal Philips
Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announces Philips Lifeline GoSafe, a new
mobile personal emergency response system (PERs), designed to help seniors get
more out of life. Philips' latest innovation provides a unique combination of
fall detection capabilities along with a suite of locating technologies and
two-way cellular voice communication to help provide users the confidence to
continue doing the activities they enjoy knowing they have access to help if
they need it.

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Building on Lifeline's more than 38 years of experience in empowering seniors,
GoSafe incorporates many of Philips' trusted features and expands PERs
functionality beyond the home, providing users access to the Philips Lifeline
Response Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

"Philips Lifeline's legacy is built around helping seniors age with grace and
independence," said Rob Goudswaard, senior director of Product and Service
Programs for Philips Home Monitoring. "Our intention is that GoSafe will
provide users with the confidence to get back to activities or go to places
they have scaled back on, knowing that help is easily accessible."

Philips Lifeline is redefining the PERs category and changing the way people
think about aging. GoSafe provides a number of advantages, including:

  oWidely adopted AutoAlert fall detection capabilities that can
    automatically detect a fall and place a call for help if it detects a fall
    and the user is unable to push the GoSafe button
  oTwo-way cellular voice communication
  oUse of up to seven user-locating technologies designed to help identify
    the user's location in a variety of situations
  oA single, attractive, easy to wear, waterproof button. The button is all
    the user needs to access help while at home or on the go
  oA power-efficient design that allows up to seven days between charges, and
    a senior-friendly charging cradle that allows the GoSafe help button to be
    worn even while charging
  oSystem pairing with an in-home communicator to maximize performance,
    redundancy and reliability
  oOffered by Philips Lifeline, an FDA registered medical device manufacturer

Similar to the existing Philips Lifeline service, users wear the GoSafe button
around their neck as a pendant at all times, both inside and outside the home.
In the event of an emergency, the user can push the button to initiate a call
for help to the Lifeline Response Center or, if a fall is detected, the
AutoAlert feature can automatically place a call to the Lifeline Response
Center without the need of the user pushing the button.

"Caregivers often worry about their parents leaving their homes as they age,"
Goudswaard added. "GoSafe will give caregivers peace of mind and help them
worry less about their loved ones staying safe during everyday activities; and
seniors the courage to continue to live their lives independently."

GoSafe will be on display at CES in booth #26722. For more information, please

About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and
well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful
innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6
billion and employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in
more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care
and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting
applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable
entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at

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Contact: Rachel Bloom-Baglin, Philips Healthcare, +1-978-659-3748,
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