Sprint and IDEAL LIFE start wireless kiosks for health monitoring

and IDEAL LIFE announced the launch of their wireless kiosks for users to
capture health and wellness information remotely. The kiosks transmit medical
data using Sprint’s wireless network and are indicative of a trend within the
health care industry toward more self-management and preventative care.

LIFE is known for its remote health monitoring platform for individuals with
chronic conditions and was recently recognized as a 2011 Innovations in
Healthcare ABBY Award winner. Now their new kiosks are designed for high-volume
traffic and can be installed in communal settings such as community centers,
libraries, schools, employer facilities, living centers, gyms, health clinics
and physician offices.

digital, two-way and interactive technology streamlines health care delivery by
empowering individuals to actively regulate their health through education and
self-management, involving the physician when appropriate, thereby saving
needless trips to the physician’s office while equipping physicians to manage
more patients, more efficiently. Whether measuring blood pressure, weight,
blood glucose levels or any other biometric reading, IDEAL LIFE kiosk users are
able to provide more accurate and immediate data to health care professionals
who can, in turn, respond with relevant, reliable and actionable information.

(M2M) communications entails devices other than cell phones talking directly to
each other over the Sprint wireless network. In the case of health care, M2M
connects consumers-the chronically ill, aging or those who just want to improve
overall wellness-with easy-to-use medical applications. The IDEAL LIFE kiosk is
an example of how wireless technologies, combined with medical applications,
can transform health care delivery.

M2M solutions present an opportunity to streamline health care and provide
greater access to critical patient information at significantly less cost and
effort,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint.

IDEAL LIFE-sponsored study of congestive heart failure (CHF) patients showed
that remote monitoring using the IDEAL LIFE system offers significant benefits.
Among 200 CHF patients, the cost for hospital admissions was reduced from $1.26
million to $540,000.

LIFE already has a strong track record of health care cost reduction,” said
Jason Goldberg, president-IDEAL LIFE.

collaboration with Sprint will allow seamless integration into the marketplace
with the IDEAL LIFE kiosk, enabling our company to quickly deploy more
solutions providing greater access to care and creating additional health care
savings,” Goldberg added.

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