Philips collaborates with Accenture to create first proof of concept for
delivering vital patient data via Google Glass
ANDOVER, Mass. and NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013
ANDOVER, Mass. and NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE:
PHG AEX: PHIA) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the creation of a
proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a Google Glass™ head-mounted display
for researching ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of performing
surgical procedures. The demonstration connects Google Glass to Philips
IntelliVue Solutions and proves the concept of seamless transfer of patient
vital signs into Google Glass, potentially providing physicians with
hands-free access to critical clinical information.
The new concept demonstration depicts how a doctor wearing the display could
simultaneously monitor a patient's vital signs and react to surgical
procedural developments without having to turn away from the patient or
procedure. A physician could also monitor a patient's vital signs remotely or
enlist assistance from doctors in other locations.
"We live in a world where being nimble is key and industry-altering ideas need
to be converted to practical solutions that people can use," said Michael
Mancuso, CEO, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics at Philips Healthcare.
"This research explores how doctors can achieve better access to the right
information at the right time so they can focus on more efficient and
effective patient care. It's a first step in researching how existing
technologies can be applied to improve the quality of life of patients."
Researchers from Philips' newly created 'Digital Accelerator Lab,' a
cross-sector innovation platform with labs based in the Netherlands and India,
collaborated with researchers from Accenture Technology Labs to explore the
potential use of Google Glass in clinical settings. The goal was to create the
first proof of concept for Google Glass and Philips IntelliVue Solutions and
then to begin exploring additional opportunities to integrate Google Glass
seamlessly with Philips healthcare solutions.
"Accenture's work with Philips showcases a powerful use of wearable devices in
the healthcare industry, helping physicians perform their jobs more
effectively and enhancing care for patients," said Paul Daugherty, chief
technology officer, Accenture. "This exciting work highlights the potential of
digital technologies to transform the way we work and live, and we're pleased
to have collaborated with Philips to help bring this vision to life."
Aside from the possibility of operating in a hands-free environment, the
Google Glass IntelliVue Solution research effort was developed to explore how
to enhance a clinician's mobility by allowing the seamless transfer of patient
information while on the go. Further research may indicate how to possibly
enable clinicians to keep their focus on the patient while simultaneously
obtaining a live view of critical patient monitoring data.
Additional topics for research may include:
oAccessing a near real-time feed of vital signs in Google Glass;
oCalling up images and other patient data by clinicians from anywhere in
oAccessing a pre-surgery safety checklist;
oGiving clinicians the ability to view the patient in the recovery room
oConducting live, first-person point-of-view videoconferences with other
surgeons or medical personnel; and
oRecording surgeries from a first-person point-of-view for training
The Philips Digital Accelerator Lab underlines Philips' commitment to
developing innovative solutions across the care continuum, to improve patient
outcomes, provide better value and expand access to care. Today, Philips
offers a comprehensive portfolio of patient monitoring solutions ranging from
bedside monitors to wearable patient monitors, combined with clinical decision
support tools and mobile applications to provide immediate access to centrally
held patient data. More than 190 million patients are monitored each year with
Philips' patient monitors.
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (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 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs
approximately 115,000 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 and oral healthcare. News from Philips is
located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 people serving clients in more
than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive
capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive
research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with
clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The
company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended
Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Anesthesiologist Dr. Feinstein in an OR simulator lab tests viewing IntelliVue
vital signs via Google Glass.
Developers Divya Mahajan from Philips and Brent Blum from Accenture instruct
Dr. David Feinstein in how to use the Google Glass connected to IntelliVue
Anesthesiologist’s view of IntelliVue vital signs via Google Glass in an OR
simulator lab test.
The anesthesiologist can keep their attention on the patient while also
maintaining a view of IntelliVue vital signs via Google Glass as seen in this
OR simulator lab test.
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Accenture instruct Dr. David Feinstein in how to use the Google Glass
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patient while also maintaining a view of IntelliVue vital signs via Google
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Google Glass proof of concept-Philips Healthcare
SOURCE Philips Healthcare; Accenture
Contact: Kathy O'Reilly, Philips, (o) 978-659-2638, (mobile) 978-221-8919,
Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @kathyoreilly, Charles Hartley, Accenture,
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