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Colleagues,

Thought you might find this post from TechSouth Journal of interest ... SoloHealth, a technology company that develops and deploys interactive health screening kiosks across the US, has been awarded a $1.2M grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH) through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program ...

...The grant is to advance SoloHealth’s initial product, EyeSite, a vision screening kiosk, into a more comprehensive self-service health and wellness station. The new product will address highly problematic areas such as hypertension, obesity, eye health and vision, nutrition and diabetes...

...The grant, which is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will aid SoloHealth in bringing free medical screening technology, education and wellness programs to a wider audience, including traditionally underserved communities...

...SoloHealth’s Health and Wellness kiosks represent a new approach in publicly available, self-service health-screening. The kiosks are data-centric and use a combination of interactive health screening software and self-reported health information to produce individualized
reports for consumers...

...The customized reports also provide information on prevention, coupons for relevant products and services as well as doctor referrals to drive consumers to follow-up care and treatment.

The health kiosk operates in both English and Spanish, and has an analytics engine that is able to communicate to specific demographic and ethnicity...


... SoloHealth’s EyeSite kiosk, which provides free vision screening, is already deployed in high-traffic retail locations like Kroger and Schnucks in seven markets including Atlanta, Birmingham, Houston, St. Louis, Richmond, Madison, WI and Salt Lake City. Nearly 100 EyeSite
kiosks are providing vision screening for more than 400,000 people to-date ...


Read on at: http://www.techjournalsouth.com/2010/06/solohealth-awarded-1-2m-n-i...


ENJOY!


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