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 grateful" 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 visit www.bodymedia.com.
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