Philips announced a partnership with the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) to research the use of wearable devices to support elderly people.
Under the multi-year partnership, they will fit people over 50 with wearable sensors, such as ‘smart’ bandages, clothing and watches. These will collect data to monitor and help improve the participants health.
The data will be used to develop algorithms that help determine to what extent patients are adhering to their medical treatment plans and personal health goals.
The new research is part of an ongoing partnership between Philips and the medical school. They are also working on programmes involving neurological image forming for research into Alzheimer’s disease.