News | Radiation Therapy | October 19, 2016

IBA and Philips Launch Patient-centric Ambient Experience Solution for Proton Therapy

Ambient Experience uses modern technology and design to create a more comfortable and soothing experience for patients and staff during proton therapy

IBA, Philips, Ambient Experience, proton therapy, Proteus One, Proteus Plus, ASTRO 2016

October 19, 2016 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) and Philips announced in September the launch of a dedicated patient-centric Ambient Experience solution for the proton therapy gantry of IBA’s Proteus Plus proton therapy solution. The announcement makes the Philips solution now available for both Proteus One and Proteus Plus.

Designed and engineered by Philips, Ambient Experience is an interactive, patient-focused healthcare environment that uses modern technology and people-centric design to create a more comfortable and soothing experience for patients and staff, helping to improve workflows and increase operational effectiveness. Implemented in IBA’s proton therapy gantries, patients are able to select their preferred theme, light, sound and video prior to undergoing treatment. By enhancing the clinical environment, Philips’ Ambient Experience improves patient comfort and staff experience and satisfaction. In 2014, Philips received an international Red Dot Award for product design for its dedicated Proteus One Ambient Experience solution.

The new Ambient Experience development is part of a broader collaboration between the two companies that also includes the joint marketing and sales of IBA’s proton therapy solutions and Philips’ imaging and clinical informatics solutions.

"The Philips Ambient Experience is one of the many differentiators of the Proteus One solution,” said Lane Rosen, M.D., at Willis-Knighton Cancer Center in Shreveport, La., the first IBA center to use Philips Ambient Experience. “Patients have the ability to change their color themes, music and video. Our patients enjoy the experience as it helps them to relax during treatment and remain still. The Ambient Experience atmosphere is calming for the staff as well as the therapist for this most meticulous of treatments."

"Cancer treatment can be a frightening experience, so making the environment as pleasant as possible is essential to reduce stress,” said Prof. Karol Sikora, chief medical officer of U.K.-based Proton Partners International, which is currently building three proton therapy centers. “We believe lighting, design and music will help to create a relaxing and soothing experience. And it will make our staff more relaxed too, by creating an atmosphere of greater empathy. We look forward to operating our first center with Philips Ambient Experience next year in Newport, Wales."
 
In 2016, IBA and Philips plan to equip four additional rooms in the United States: three Proteus Plus rooms in the Miami Cancer Institute, and one Proteus One at the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. In addition, Philips and IBA have a pipeline of rooms to be equipped with Philips Ambient Experience features in the U.K., Middle East, U.S. and Taiwan.

For more information: www.iba-worldwide.com, www.usa.philips.com/healthcare

Related Content

Surgically Guided Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Intracranial Neoplasms
News | Brachytherapy Systems | April 18, 2019
Peter Nakaji, M.D., FAANS, general practice neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute, presented new research on...
ASTRO Applauds Introduction of PIMA Patient Protection Bill
News | Radiology Business | April 15, 2019
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) hailed the introduction of federal legislation that would...
Varian Discloses First Preclinical Results of Flash Therapy in Cancer Treatment
News | Proton Therapy | April 09, 2019
Varian, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology and the...
Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA's myQA Halo
News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon at the Radiation Oncology...
Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill. Interview with Mark Pankuch, Ph.D.

Four of the top pieces of content in March included news on proton therapy, including a 360 image and videos from ITN's recent visit to the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center in the Chicago suburbs. This image shows the main proton treatment room gantry at the proton center in Warrenville, Ill.
 

Feature | April 02, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor and A.J. Connell
April 2, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine w
ZON-PTC in Clinical Use With RayStation 8B and Hyperscan
News | Treatment Planning | March 19, 2019
Zuid-Oost Nederland Protonen Therapie Centrum (ZON-PTC), Maastricht, Netherlands, recently treated its first patient...
What to Expect from the Proton Therapy Market in 2019-2020
News | Proton Therapy | March 13, 2019
The number of new particle therapy rooms ordered worldwide dropped by almost 20 percent in 2018, according to a new...
Mississippi Cancer Center Combines RayStation and TomoTherapy for Prostate Cancer Case
News | Treatment Planning | March 08, 2019
Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss., has treated its first patient using the combination of RaySearch's...
Videos | Proton Therapy | March 01, 2019
ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Mark Pankuch, Ph.D., director of physics and dosimetry at the...