InTouch Health Chooses Ann Arbor Region for New Location

Oct 14, 2010, 09:00 ET from Ann Arbor SPARK

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, the region's driving force of innovation and economic growth, recently attracted InTouch Health to locate a research and development operation at Valley Ranch Business Park in Pittsfield Township. Ann Arbor SPARK provided site selection and talent recruitment support to InTouch Health.

"InTouch Health chose Ann Arbor because of its rich software development talent pool, including experienced and new college graduates, as well as the region's concentration of robotics companies," said Michael A. Finney, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO.  "The incredible wealth of smart, talented tech people in our region makes Ann Arbor the best choice for businesses that want to grow."

InTouch Health is a privately held robotics technology company based in Santa Barbara, California. It develops, manufactures and markets Remote Presence Technology. InTouch Health's world-class medical robotics team has more than 50 patents and patents pending for its technology, products and solutions. 

"The software and technical talent throughout the Ann Arbor region will enable InTouch Health to ramp up our operations quickly, and hit the ground running," said Dan Weigel, Director of Human Resources for InTouch Health. "The team of software developers and related staff at the InTouch Health Ann Arbor location will work closely with our Santa Barbara office on product development and customer support."

InTouch Health helps partner hospitals transform their care delivery process with innovative healthcare models, leading to improved quality of care. Over one network, through a single interface, physicians can access a range of FDA-cleared Remote Presence devices to provide care into ED's, ICU's, patient wards, operating and procedure rooms.

InTouch Health has already developed a presence in the state of Michigan with over 45 Remote Presence endpoints located in hospitals across the state.  Additionally, Michigan's largest venture capital firm, Beringea, was one of InTouch Health's earliest and ongoing investors which most recently invested $6 million through its InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund.


InTouch Health provides comprehensive telemedicine solutions that enable physicians to perform real-time consults with hospital patients. Through a single interface, physicians can access a host of FDA-cleared Remote Presence devices to provide and document care into emergency rooms, critical care units, patient wards and operating rooms.  Wherever access to medical expertise is limited, InTouch Health's Remote Presence telemedicine solutions can effectively extend the physician's reach to manage patient care, thereby removing critical time and distance barriers.

The Company has more than 300 hospital locations on six continents using Remote Presence to deliver specialty care services such as stroke, critical care coverage, cardiology, trauma, pediatrics, neonatology, psychiatry, patient rounds, translation services, clinical education and surgical/procedure mentoring.  For more information, please visit


Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is the driving force in establishing the Ann Arbor region as a destination for business expansion, retention, and location by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from startups to large organizations.  Ann Arbor SPARK represents all communities in the Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with business, academic, government, and community investor partners including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Michigan Works!/ETCS, Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, the Bank of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  For more information, please call (734) 761-9317 or visit