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Philips wins FDA nod for latest IntelliVue patient monitor software including Sounds alarm package

Philips (NYSE: PHG)+ announced today that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its latest IntelliVue patient monitor software.

The latest IntelliVue technology includes several new solutions, including the Philips Sounds alarm package. This clearance means the alarm package now has availability in the U.S. and more than 200 countries worldwide.

Philips worked with clinicians and sound experts to provide a new perspective to acute patient monitor alarms. Together with sound design group SenSound, the company looked to soften and round alarm tones. It also aimed to adjust alarm intervals to more gently signal status or request action using more soothing alarm sounds.

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