PHILIPS Electronics Nederland B.V. (PENB)


Philips Electronics Nederland (PENB) is a global leader in healthcare, lifestyle and technology, focused on improving people‘s lives through timely innovations. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Royal Philips Electronics employs approximately 121,400 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of 26 billion € in 2008, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, personal care and home appliances, as well as consumer electronics. In 2008, PENB spent 1.6 billion € on R&D and holds 80,000 registered patents, which shows the innovative nature of the company.

Since a couple of years ago PENB ha focused its research and development activities mainly on health and well-being with the strong Philips Healthcare and Lifestyle divisions. PENB seeks to improve the quality of people‘s lives through focusing on their health and well-being. Philips Healthcare develops tools that deliver value throughout the complete cycle of care, starting from prevention, via screening/diagnosis, to treatment, home health management and aging independently services. Philips Lifestyle goes beyond medical-related aspects of health, but also keeping fit, eating a healthy diet, generally feel well and living a healthy lifestyle. PENB has a long heritage of pioneering innovation currently also focusing on eHealth technologies such as remote patient monitoring and wellbeing services, as well as their standardisation in organizations such as Continua Health Alliance, IHE and HL-7. Philips Research works in very close cooperation with Philips product divisions. Thereby, the work done results in techniques and systems that find their way into Philips products and international standards. Furthermore, Philips Research is active in various international co-operations, a number of European projects, and contributes scientific papers to many international conferences.

In Dem@Care, PENB leads WP3 - Health and Lifestyle Monitoring and Analysis, bringing its long standing expertise in physiological signs and activities monitoring and analysis for wellbeing services, and specifications and requirements for remote healthcare platforms development, and leads. Furthermore, PENB will contribute to the development of the closed-loop for the dementia clinicians, building on its significant experience in relevant techniques and products for this domain. PENB is also responsible for tasks related to data privacy and security matters, related to the collection and management of patient data.

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