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This year (2022), the Experience Design Team of Philips has been awarded the honorary title of “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2022“. The Red Dot design organization awarded the title in recognition of the Philips Experience Design Team’s multidisciplinary approach to creating integrated solutions that address major challenges in healthcare.
Philips holds 57.000 patent rights, only in 2021 Philips received 182 International Design Awards, it’s #1 medtech company, a global leader in health technology, in a short video presentation isn’t possible to grasp all the innovations of Phillips, it’s a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator – 9th year in a row.
At Philips designers are creating meaningful innovation that improves people’s health and well-being – cause Philips wants all people to be healthy, live well and enjoy life, “we are a technology company that cares about people and the planet” – they say.
For some 130 years, their meaningful innovations have improved the quality of life for millions of people around the world. Philips has continued to improve people’s lives with a steady flow of ground-breaking innovations. And today, their purpose and strategic vision have never been more relevant.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it. And the future of healthcare is smart and connected.”
– Henk van Houten (Chief Technology Officer and Head of Philips Research)
LOTUS, a next-generation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Designers: Alex Tan – Design Director / David Ruthven – Senior Experience Lead
In 2020, Philips also was awarded the “Red Dot Design Award – Best of the Best” for their conceptual design of LOTUS, a next-generation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – a conceptual exploration, designed to enhance the neonatal intensive care experience for families and clinicians.
Caring for preterm babies is challenging. Fragmented data from different systems prevent clinicians from easily seeing a full patient overview. Complex clinical jargon and processes can create a barrier for families to understand and participate in the care of their baby. And premature babies are obviously fragile and need the right environment and care delivery to grow, thrive and bond with their family.
Featuring a next-generation clinical informatics platform, LOTUS monitors and collects information across all devices and systems into one easy to use interface. This provides a holistic view of the baby’s status, helping clinicians make critical decisions and coordinate care between teams.
The concept is coupled with an adaptive healing environment that can transform from supporting the baby’s development, to providing a soothing and calming environment for families, as well as addressing workflow and care delivery needs of clinicians.
LOTUS – Next-generation Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Philips)