BodyMedia Awarded Federal Funding to Pursue Diabetes Prevention and Management Solution

Jun 11, 2003, 01:00 ET from BodyMedia, Inc.

    PITTSBURGH, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BodyMedia, Inc., a leading developer
 and provider of continuous body monitoring applications for clinical and
 consumer healthcare markets, announced today that the Federal Government,
 through the Department of Health and Human Services, has appropriated
 $250,000 for the Company to expand its efforts in the areas of continuous body
 monitoring for diabetes prevention and management.  The work to be done over
 the next year in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
 will place emphasis on applying BodyMedia's body monitors and software to help
 in the prevention of juvenile onset diabetes.
     "We are extremely pleased that Health and Human Services views BodyMedia
 as a partner in the fight against diabetes.  The federal dollars put towards
 our development efforts will help us to further expand upon some exciting
 opportunities that can be used to help diabetics and people at risk of
 becoming diabetic," said Dr. Astro Teller, chairman and chief executive
 officer of BodyMedia.  This grant would not have happened were it not for the
 support and vision of Senator Arlen Specter, and for his efforts we are very
     Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, BodyMedia makes wearable body
 monitors and easy-to-use software that collect, store, process, and represent
 body data such as calories burned, caloric intake, activity levels, sleep
 states, and other important physiologic and lifestyle data. BodyMedia's
 monitors are small, body conforming, and lightweight and can be worn for many
 days at a time, creating accurate physiological records of the wearer.
 BodyMedia develops these products as well as customized software applications
 for a wide range of clinical and commercial markets, including weight
 management, fitness, diabetes management, cardiac disease management and
 assisted living.
     For more information about BodyMedia and its innovative solutions, please

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