Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | November 19, 2015

Philips Initiates U.S. Launch of Lumify Smart Device Ultrasound

Smart device solution designed to make ultrasound more accessible on demand

Philips, Lumify, smart device ultrasound, U.S. introduction

Image courtesy of Philips

Philips, Lumify ultrasound and transducers, RSNA 2015

Image courtesy of Philips

November 19, 2015 — Philips announced that Lumify, a smart device ultrasound solution, is available for purchase by licensed healthcare providers or organizations in the United States. Lumify is offered as part of a novel subscription model unique to the industry, according to Philips. From the company’s online portal, users will be able to order transducers, manage flexible subscriptions and access Philips’ support, training and IT services through the new offering. Philips’ new ultrasound digital health approach connects off-the-shelf compatible smart devices, a mobile application, advanced ultrasound transducer technology, integrated IT and support services to help healthcare providers improve patient care and reduce costs.

Since debuting the smart device ultrasound concept in 2014, Philips has enhanced the solution for more clinical uses including acute care and office practice. As a comprehensive solution, Lumify extends the benefits of ultrasound to more places by leveraging cloud-enabled and tablet technology, and bringing connectivity, flexibility and mobility into the hands of more healthcare providers. 

Available with a monthly subscription starting at an introductory price of $199, Lumify allows institutions to scale their ultrasound solution to meet their needs and environment without having to purchase imaging equipment. The subscription includes a transducer, app, access to the online portal, warranty and Philips’ support.

Designed to help make ultrasound more accessible, Lumify operates on user-supplied compatible Android smart devices equipped with Internet and email functionality. To use Lumify, users download The Lumify App from Google Play, connect their Philips transducer to their compatible smart device via USB and launch the app to begin scanning. 

The Philips transducers available as part of the subscription support Lumify’s use in acute and emergency care, internal medicine, musculoskeletal (e.g., orthopedics, sports medicine and podiatry) urgent care and office practice. Philips’ advanced transducer technology, paired with cloud-enabled and tablet technology, helps users make fast, informed diagnoses through a variety of scan types. Lumify’s scanning app allows users to examine the gall bladder, abdomen and lungs, in addition to having OB-GYN, vascular, superficial, musculoskeletal and soft tissue functionality. 

"Lumify has the potential to provide on-demand, point-of-care diagnostics in a more connected environment," said Bret Nelson, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. "We have been using the Philips Smart Device Ultrasound with our medical students. Leveraging a familiar device with portable diagnostic testing makes learning ultrasound easier for new users and more convenient for experienced imagers. I think that convenience and availability will increase the utility of this technology, improving patient care and efficiency.”

Lumify also uses cloud-enabled technology to connect with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), shared networks and system directories. Additionally, data will be accessible on the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform, an open and secure, cloud-based IT infrastructure, allowing clinicians and health systems access to data and analytics to help improve patient care. 

Lumify is a solution that will grow with its users, with plans for regular software updates and additional transducers, services and apps being released at regular intervals.

For more information: www.philips.com

Related Content

EchoGo Pro automates cardiac ultrasound measurements for heart functions, but also empower physicians to predict the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD).

EchoGo Pro automates cardiac ultrasound measurements for heart functions, but also empower physicians to predict the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD).

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — Based on its recent analysis of the global...
Philips Azurion Lung Edition supports high precision diagnosis and minimally invasive therapy in one room
News | Lung Imaging | September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 — Philips introduced...
A new report, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, conducted by Fortune Business Insights, states that the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment market reached $7.24 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $11.36 billion by 2027

Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 21, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
A new report,...
Of all the buzzwords one would have guessed would dominate 2020, few expected it to be “virtual”. We have been virtualizing various aspects of our lives for many years, but the circumstances of this one has moved almost all of our lives into the virtual realm.

Getty Images

Feature | Radiology Education | September 18, 2020 | By Jef Williams
Of all the buzzwords one would have guessed would dominate 2020, few expected it to be “virtual”.
Ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release quickly improves hand function and reduces hand discomfort, making the procedure a safe, effective, and less invasive alternative to traditional open or endoscopic surgery

Patients answered three questionnaires (Quick-Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [QDASH] and two parts of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire: symptom severity [BCTSQ-SS] and functional status [BCTSQ-FS] scales) assessing the affected wrist's function and discomfort immediately pre-procedure, 2 weeks post-procedure, and at least one year post-procedure. Infographic courtesy of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 — According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR),...
News | Artificial Intelligence | September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020 — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc.
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — The world is facing a global pandemic with unknown implications, but it is now well known ...