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Jun 01, 2018

Philips Lumify – an ultrasound system in a transducer, now available in Malaysia

App-based ultrasound solution for compatible mobile devices designed to make ultrasound more  accessible at the point-of-care

Kuala Lumpur – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) recently announced that Lumify, an ultrasound solution compatible with Android devices, is now available in Malaysia. Philips’ ultrasound digital health approach helps healthcare providers improve patient care and reduce costs with Lumify – by connecting compatible smart devices, a mobile application, advanced ultrasound transducer technology, and integrated IT and support services.

Lumify, the Philips app-based ultrasound solution, helps healthcare professionals make fast, informed decisions. With Lumify’s full suite of point-of-care transducers, physicians in multiple care situations can take advantage of every crucial moment without the time and mobility restrictions of locating a cart-based ultrasound.

At Philips, we understand the impact technology can have on healthcare practitioners and patients, and the difference we can make with innovative solutions that can improve point-of-care results,” said Muhammad Ali Jaleel, Country Manager of Philips Malaysia. “Philips’ vision for app-based mobile ultrasound technology is focused on putting high-quality devices in the hands of more professionals to serve more patients in more locations. Lumify is further extending the reach of ultrasound, by delivering exceptional image quality in a portable tool that can be easily used in the field.

Muhammad Ali Jaleel

Country Manager for Philips Malaysia

Lumify is the first Philips ultrasound device for pre-hospital use and supports clinical applications including cardiac, abdominal including lung, OB/GYN, superficial, vascular, soft tissue, MSK, gallbladder and FAST exam pre-sets.

Ali added that introducing technology that improves healthcare accessibility for all Malaysians is in line with the Ministry of Health Malaysia’s goals1. “The Ministry of Health Malaysia targets to expand healthcare capabilities in the rural areas and to reach more Malaysians living in remote communities, through increasing the deployment as well as the capabilities of mobile clinic and mobile healthcare teams. By 2020, it is estimated that mobile clinics will be able to serve 39% of Malaysians. As the Ministry of Health is embracing the adoption and integration of mobile and digital technology in healthcare, Lumify is a suitable tool that enables more rural patients to have access to ultrasound examinations. The app also enables easy sharing of scan results for remote medical consultation. In addition, the Ministry of Health is looking to improve the capabilities of emergency services and pre-hospital care in the field, which is a need that Lumify is also well suited to fulfil.”

To use Lumify, users should download The Lumify App from the Google Play store, connect their Philips transducer to their compatible smart device and launch the app to begin scanning. The Lumify App and all three transducers (L12-4, C5-2, and S4-1) are backed by a 5-year warranty, each having gone through rigorous environmental and durability testing for reliability for any clinical setting. The S4-1 transducer and cable weighs 152 grams and is smaller than a smartphone, adding to its versatility and mobility. Beyond integrating with everyday technology, Lumify also uses cloud-enabled technology to connect with PACS, shared networks and system directories.

In a solution like the Philips Lumify, its portability, image quality and usability are the stand out benefits. Pocket-sized devices such as this can be easily used in a variety of environments, providing immediate feedback and also allowing for users to receive high quality ultrasound imaging on a compatible smart device without the need for a larger cart-based machine. In the field of anaesthesiology, we use ultrasounds to guide needle placements for better accuracy and a better experience for patients. With a device like Lumify, more anaesthesiologists will have access to the benefits of ultrasound, whether they’re working in a hospital or even in the field, thus benefiting more patients.

Dr Raveenthiran Rasiah

, Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Critical Care Specialist, Avisena Specialist Centre and President of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine Malaysia

Lumify is a solution that will grow with its users, with plans for regular software updates and additional transducers, services and apps to be released at regular intervals. For more information on Lumify and the full suite of Philips advanced ultrasound solutions, visit

1 Ministry of Health Malaysia, Strategic Plan 2016-2020,

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 78,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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