Philips TV-based personal healthcare platform wins Medical Design
28 April 2005
Andover, Mass, USA. Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI)
announced that its Motiva interactive healthcare platform has received a
2005 Medical Design Excellence Award.
Motiva will deliver remote patient management and personalised education
through the home television. The system uses broadband technology, combined
with vital-sign measurement devices, to connect patients to their healthcare
providers and medical support team. It is designed to improve quality of
life, while reducing medical costs, for patients with chronic diseases such
as congestive heart failure and diabetes.
The Motiva platform provides patients with relevant, multimedia
healthcare information — educational videos, medication reminders,
personalized messages and surveys from their caregiver — and vital sign
trend charts to track progress towards personal goals. The content is
accessed via an easy-to-use interactive television interface, delivered via
a broadband TV connection, and a remote control specially designed for older
users. A nurse care manager can also monitor the patient's condition from a
remote location using the Motiva clinical application.
"We faced the challenge of designing a new way to deliver personalised
healthcare information into the elderly patient's home. The Motiva platform
incorporates the best features of both an engaging television experience and
an educational computer program," said Neal Goldberg, Senior Manager,
Development Engineering, for Philips Medical Systems.
Reflecting a whole-company approach, the product development team
benefited by leveraging the expertise of various organisations within
- Philips Applied Technologies, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, for the TV
program software development
- Silicon & Software Systems (S3), Dublin, Ireland, a member of the
Philips Corporate Technologies group, for the clinical software
- Philips Design, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in conjunction with
Schematic, a leading interactive agency in Los Angeles, for the
development of the iTV user interface concept.
The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is organized and
presented by Canon Communications LLC and is the only awards program that
exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical
products. Entries are evaluated by an independent panel on the basis of
their design and engineering features, including innovative use of
materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery, and
features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient.
2005 Medical Design Excellence Award winners will be honoured at a
ceremony during the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Conference, June
13-15, 2005, in New York City.