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SoloHealth kiosk sees sharp rise in consumer use
December 13th, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas – SoloHealth reported that its SoloHealth Station health and wellness kiosk has seen consumer engagement surge over 200% since late summer.
The company said Thursday that to date nearly 5 million consumers have interacted with the health screening kiosk, up from 2.5 million in late August. Daily consumer usage has increased threefold, going from 10,000 per day at the end of August to about 35,000 currently.
SoloHealth released the data in conjunction with the annual Dell World event this week in Austin, Texas, where the SoloHealth Station will be on display.
Plans call for the Food and Drug Administration-approved SoloHealth Station to be in more than 1,000 retail locations and all 50 states by end of 2012. Company executives estimate the kiosk will reach 4,000 locations by 2014. There are currently units in such retailers as Walmart, Sam's Club, Safeway, Publix, CVS and Schnuck's Markets.
The kiosk provides screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight and body mass index (BMI), along with a symptom checker and an overall health assessment free. The station also helps connect consumers to local health professionals through their databases. A consumer "interaction" entails a consumer taking at least one test per session.
Other key SoloHealth Station consumer data include the following:
• 33% of users took more than one test, with blood pressure and BMI the highest combination.
• 57% of consumers tested for blood pressure, the single most widely used test.
• 65% of male and female users are age 35 and older. (55% male, 45% female).
• 71% of SoloHealth Station users are at medium to high risk of hypertension.
• 51% of SoloHealth Station users are overweight to obese.
• 25% of consumers are returning users.
• There was a 95% satisfaction rating on accuracy of results, length of the experience and likelihood to use again.
"The data is revealing tremendous consumer engagement rates, clearly showing there is an interest and need for this type of self-service healthcare access in today's environment," stated Bart Foster, founder and chief executive officer of Atlanta-based SoloHealth. "We are extremely bullish as we continue our nationwide rollout with retail partners and look forward to bringing this free service to more consumers across America, empowering them to take control of their health care."