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Manipal Academy of Higher Education strengthens collaboration with Philips

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal and Clinical Research Board, Philips agreed to strength their collaborative efforts to co-create innovative solutions to improve patient care in India. As part of the collaboration, MAHE and Philips will together develop a non-contact health screening kiosk and establish an AR/VR Virtual Lab at the former’s campus in Manipal, Karnataka.

The non-contact health screening kiosk will assess the vital parameters of patients in a safe and contactless manner in keeping with the safety guidelines associated with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The ‘AR/VR Virtual Lab’ will serve as a knowledge hub and a platform for AR/VR technologies to facilitate seamless interaction between partner teams.

Speaking on the collaboration, Lt General (Dr) Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor of MAHE said, we are excited to enhance our partnership with Philips on innovative projects with a major focus on providing novel healthcare solutions at an affordable cost. We are looking forward to co-create some of the healthcare solutions in the near future.

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The team will also collaborate on IntelliSpace Precision Medicine Oncology Platform to enable patient-centered precision care in oncology. The solution streamlines preparation, analysis and empowers cancer care teams to reach clinical treatment decisions.

MAHE and Philips also have significant academic collaborations. Since 2004, MAHE has partnered with Philips and initiated a joint PhD program in 2014 to carry out joint research on topics relevant to the healthcare industry. The candidates selected for this research program are jointly mentored by MAHE and Philips.

Speaking on the collaboration, Kalavathi GV, Head of Philips Innovation Campus, Bengaluru said, “Tackling the biggest challenges in healthcare requires dynamic partnerships. We have a long-standing partnership with MAHE and will continue to provide support to the program. We are very excited and look forward to working more closely with the team in Manipal.”

Courtesy: Higher Education Review

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