ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SoloHealth, a hi-tech health services
company based in Atlanta, GA, announced today that it has secured $1.8
million in financing from private investors, including the Atlanta
Technology Angels (ATA) investment group.
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"We are pleased that our investors have shown confidence in SoloHealth
as we move forward with our deployment strategy," said Bart Foster, CEO and
founder of SoloHealth. "The proceeds from this investment will provide us
with the working capital to continue to validate our model in a number of
additional market locations over the balance of the year."
SoloHealth's inaugural product, EyeSite(TM), is a self-service vision-
testing kiosk for use in high traffic retail environments. Through
sophisticated optical software and an interactive video interface, users
can accurately assess their distance and near vision -- free of charge. A
printout indicates the results, provides eye health information, and refers
the user to a participating eye care professional nearby.
"We are delighted to invest in SoloHealth's first round of outside
financing, said Knox Massey, managing director of the Atlanta Technology
Angels. "We were highly impressed by Bart's passion and drive to bring the
SoloHealth product to market. SoloHealth has created an innovative,
technology platform that can positively influence vision health awareness
for millions of people."
SoloHealth announced last week that EyeSite won three Awards of
Excellence, including "Best in Show" at the KioskCom Self Service Expo and
The Digital Signage Show in Las Vegas.
Past winners honored included: BMW, SONY, FedEx, AAA, the US Postal
Service, Hilton Hotels, Sunoco, SAS, and ExxonMobil.
Earlier this year, SoloHealth was selected as one of the 2008 "Top 40"
Innovative Technology companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of
Georgia (TAG), the state's leading technology organization. In addition,
SoloHealth was accepted for membership by Georgia Tech's Advanced
Technology Development Center (ATDC).
SoloHealth is an early stage startup positioned to capitalize on the
growing consumer preference for self-directed healthcare services.
SoloHealth's inaugural product, EyeSite(TM), is an interactive kiosk that
provides a free customized vision report and then directs consumers to an
eye care professional nearby. For more information about SoloHealth, please