Philips grow its digital parenting platform

Health technology company Philips has acquired a London-based health app developer to help grow its digital parenting platform.

Philips has acquired Health & Parenting, a developer of healthcare and family mobile apps for expectant and new parents. Philips will use the acquisition to enhance its uGrow digital parenting platform.

Health & Parenting develops apps to help expecting parents through pregnancy and into parenthood. The company’s apps will be integrated into Philips’ uGrow platform, which integrates data from connected devices, such as the Philips Avent smart baby monitor and its Avent smart ear thermometer. The uGrow platform can also be incorporated into Philips’ Health Suite Digital Platform, a collection of health devices, apps and digital tools connected through a cloud service.

Egbert van Acht, business leader Health & Wellness at Philips, said: “This acquisition fits perfectly in our digital strategy to help expectant and new parents understand and support their baby’s healthy development, through a series of connected digital products with the uGrow application at the core. With Health & Parenting, we will strengthen our digital offering in pregnancy and parenting, and increase the scale of our global parenting platform that provides consumer and professional care.”

John Miles, CEO of Health & Parenting said: “We are delighted to join Philips and continue our successful app development work as part of a strong global team. We set up Health & Parenting to make a positive difference to the lives of millions of pregnant women and new parents worldwide. In Philips we found a like-minded organisation and we look forward to the integration of our parenting apps into Philips’ uGrow platform, and to support millions of its users through each family stage.”

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