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Philips Image Guided Therapy

Around 10 or 15 years ago treating a patient with a heart valve disease would have required the patient to spend five days in the intensive care, seven days in hospital and 30 days of recovery. Through image guided therapies, which enable minimally invasive procedures, there is the possibility to have a heart valve replaced, then go home in two or three days. Physicians expect the technology they use to evolve to match the procedure they are performing. 

In collaboration with Physicians, we at Philips make the difference in minimally invasive treatment to improve patient outcomes and save lives. We aim to remove barriers to safer, more effective, and more reproducible treatments, delivering relevant clinical value where it’s needed most – at the point of patient treatment. Together, we open doors to new procedures and techniques that truly make a difference in people’s lives while driving growth and reducing the cost of care.

A tour of the interventional suite

Brabathon Challenges

Join us in the hackathon to work on real healthcare challenges and create an impact! Together we will collaborate on:

  • Improving the patient journey
  • Creating a better operating room through gamification and mixed reality
  • Improving stroke treatment by decreasing time from disease to treatment
  • Creating more sustainable materials for healthcare
  • Developing AI algorithms to help treat patients more effectively and efficiently

Challenge 1 - Improving the patient journey

The healthcare and consumer journey are increasingly becoming intertwined. Patients want to have a better flow in the healthcare and want more influence in the decisions regarding their own health.

How can we put the patient more at the center of the patient journey? Imagine you are diagnosed with for example coronary disease and need to be treated, how would you want to be informed and involved before, during and after treatment? What are trends from the consumer space that can be applied in healthcare to create more seamless and engaging experiences?

Learn more about how possibilities to improve the patient journey here.

Challenge 2 - Creating a better operating room through gamification and mixed reality

The IGT Lab is a mainstream product in the medical field for decades, yet much of how the procedure is experienced by staff & patient has remained the same. Additionally, more and more equipment in the room causes the lab to become cluttered. How can novel concepts like Gamification, AR, Metaverse transform the experience paradigm and optimize the workflow in the IGT lab?

Challenge 3 - Improving stroke treatment by decreasing time from disease to treatment

Stroke is an acute medical condition with high impact on patient lives. Outcomes of stroke can be improved with quick application of thrombectomy interventions, however not all hospitals have the right expertise available to perform this type of treatment on short notice. Enabling this type of treatment will help improve the lives of many patients throughout the world.

Can we enable remote treatment of acute thrombectomy stroke care where fully qualified neuro radiologists are available remotely? How can the local staff be enabled to execute the treatment with sufficient safety, confidence & effectiveness?

Creating more sustainable materials for healthcare

Current IGT systems are composed mainly of plastics and metals. How can we improve the sustainability footprint of our labs and products?

Can we use natural materials to improve the sustainability or bio-compatibility of medical products?

Learn more about the Philips Environmental Sustainability Goals here.

Challenge 5 - Developing AI algorithms to help treat patients more effectively and efficiently

By applying AI in IGT, we can optimize the workflow and enable the staff to better focus on the patient and the procedure. To enable AI and automation, we must be able to detect the location of a catheter in an X-Ray image using AI & Computer vision.

Can you develop an algorithm that automatically detects the location of a catheter on X-ray images.

For this challenge you will be supported with an an open platform in Python and example X-ray image data.

Join the Cross Institutional Hackathon of Brabant

Do you want to experience what it’s like to work on innovating the healthcare procedures of tomorrow? This is your chance! On Saturday May 21st, students from 6 different universities in Brabant will join forces with Philips to solve real healthcare challenges! On this day, you’ll collaborate with students and experts from Philips on a case, which you’ll pitch to a jury at the end of the day. 

During the event you will:

  • Work with experts from Philips and Business Developers from the universities on real healthcare challenges
  • Experience the solutions and innovations that help treat patients better
  • You’ll be picked up and returned to Eindhoven station
  • Lunch, Dinner, and Drinks will be provided
  • Network with Philips leaders, other students and get to know more about internships @ Philips
  • Leaders and entrepreneurs will talk about how innovation helps physicians treat patients better

And … The winning team will win a prize to enjoy with their team! So:

  • Do you want to learn how you create meaningful innovation?
  • Do you want to experience life in an innovative company?
  • Do you want to learn how you can create an impact at Philips? 

Then join the hackathon! Sign up via the registration form in the link below, but be quick, only 60 spots available!


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