Self-Service Digital Health & Wellness Kiosks See Strong Consumer Interaction Nationwide
SoloHealth®, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, announced today at Dell World that its SoloHealth Station® digital kiosk has seen consumer engagement rise more than 200% since late summer. To date, 5 million consumers have interacted with the kiosk, up from 2.5 million in late August. Additionally, daily consumer usage has increased 3X, going from 10,000 per day at the end of August to approximately 35,000 today.
SoloHealth is releasing the data in conjunction with the annual Dell World industry event taking place Dec. 11-13 in Austin, Texas, where the SoloHealth Station will be on display in the Austin Convention Center’s Expo Hall, 4th floor, booth 4D, located outside the entrance to BR-D. SoloHealth utilizes Dell’s OEM Solutions technology and development expertise to produce the consumer kiosks.
Today’s news comes as SoloHealth continues its nationwide rollout that will put the FDA-approved SoloHealth Station 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 select retailers across America, including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Safeway, Publix, CVS, and Schnuck’s Markets.
“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. 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 healthcare,” said Foster.
SoloHealth Data & Consumer Engagement Stats:
5M+ – Consumer interactions have surpassed 5 million; continues to grow.
35,000 – Users per day nationwide.
4.5 mins. – Average number of minutes each consumer spends per session with the kiosk.
1,000 – Estimated number of SoloHealth Stations to be in market by end of 2012
4,000 – Estimated number of SoloHealth Stations to be in market by 2014
33% – Approximately 33% of users took more than one test; blood pressure and BMI highest combo.
57% – Percentage of consumers that tested for blood pressure, the most widely used single test.
20% – Saturdays drove 19% more users than other days.
35+ – 65% of male and female users are 35 and older. (55% male, 45% female)
71% – Percentage of SoloHealth Station users that are at medium to high risk of hypertension.
51% – Percentage of SoloHealth Station users that are overweight to obese.
25% – Percentage of consumers that are returning users.
95% – Satisfaction rating on accuracy of results, length of the experience, and likelihood to use again.
*Consumer “interaction” constitutes a consumer taking at least one test per session.
The SoloHealth Station is a healthcare access point for consumers providing screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, a symptom checker as well as an overall health assessment free of charge. SoloHealth also helps connect consumers to local professionals through their databases, helping people enter the most appropriate and accurate point in the health care system.
The Station offers highly personalized, targeted and interactive opportunities for consumers, advertisers and retailers by placing kiosks in high-traffic retail locations and offering integration across a multi-platform ecosystem complete with digital signage, Internet and mobile. The SoloHealth Station is backed by technology that allows for flexibility to make changes remotely and quickly so the company can continue to expand the services offered to consumers and advertising partners.
Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth® is a leader in self-service consumer healthcare, utilizing patented technology to deploy interactive health screening kiosks to empower consumers about their health through awareness, education and convenience. The company’s award-winning first offering was the EyeSite Vision kiosk. In summer 2010, the company received a $1.2 M grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to help enable innovation for self-service healthcare and prevention. In 2011, SoloHealth announced its next-generation kiosk, the SoloHealth Station, offering vision, blood pressure, weight, symptoms checking, body mass index, overall health assessment; and access to a database of local doctors. The company’s bilingual kiosks provide free health screenings and recommendations for follow-up care, which leads to prevention and lower health care costs. Strategic investors and partners include Coinstar/Redbox (CSTR), Walter Huff (founder of HBOC), WellPoint and Dell. For more information, visit www.solohealth.com or @SoloHealth.
Email: amy.sorrells [at] solohealth.com