ATLANTA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SoloHealth, a first-year hi-tech
health services startup based in Atlanta, GA, announced today that it has
been awarded three "Awards of Excellence," including "Best in Show" for its
EyeSite(TM) self-service vision testing kiosk at the KioskCom Self Service
Expo and the Digital Signage Show. The awards were announced yesterday at
the show in Las Vegas.
"The EyeSite kiosk was the instant standout of KioskCom 2008," said
Robert Porter, lead judge for KioskCom 2008. "It was unlike anything else.
This unique application is practical, fun to use and presents a
breakthrough technology platform that demonstrates the ability to make an
enormous impact of people's eye health, as well as the ability to drive
revenue in the vision market."
EyeSite received awards for: "Best Healthcare Deployment," "Best New
Innovation in a Kiosk Deployment," and "Best In Show." More than 100
entries were submitted and 11 awards were presented.
SoloHealth joins the ranks of previous winners, including: BMW, SONY,
FedEx, AAA, the US Postal Service, Hilton Hotels, Sunoco, SAS, and
ExxonMobil. KioskCom launched the first industry-wide Self-Service
Excellence Awards in 2002 to honor the industry's most successful and
innovative self-service and interactive digital media solutions.
"We are delighted and honored that the judges recognized the innovation
and value of EyeSite," said Bart Foster, CEO and founder of SoloHealth.
"These awards help validate our strategy that EyeSite will serve as an
important tool in delivering high impact vision health information to
consumers while encouraging them to visit an eye care professional for a
complete eye examination."
EyeSite kiosks, free to consumers, are placed in high-traffic retail
environments. They are powered by sophisticated optical software and an
interactive video interface. Through easy-to-use touch screens, users can
accurately assess their distance and near vision. A printout indicates the
results, provides eye health and product information, and refers the user
to a participating eye care professional nearby.
SoloHealth (www.solo-health.com) is an early stage startup in Atlanta,
GA that is positioned to capitalize on the growing consumer preference for
self-directed healthcare services. SoloHealth's inaugural product is
EyeSite(TM), an interactive kiosk that provides vision health information,
as well as a customized vision report. It also directs consumers to an eye
care professional nearby.