BELLEVUE, Wash., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) today announced it will invest in SoloHealth, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company that develops and deploys health screening and information kiosks, including its award-winning EyeSite® product and the next-generation SoloHealth Station™. Investment details were not disclosed.
"As a leader in automated retail, Coinstar is continually looking for kiosk concepts that are innovative and compelling," said Gregg Kaplan, president and chief operating officer of Coinstar, Inc. "We believe that SoloHealth will address the changing market dynamics in the healthcare space by bringing free health and wellness screening to individuals who may not have accessed it otherwise."
In development, SoloHealth's next-generation, comprehensive SoloHealth Station will screen vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, and provide an overall health assessment free of charge. It also gives consumers access to a database of local doctors. The company plans to provide highly personalized and interactive healthcare opportunities for consumers, advertisers and retailers by placing kiosks in high-traffic retail locations and connecting them to SoloHealth's multi-platform ecosystem across retail, online/digital, mobile and emerging platforms.
"We are thrilled to have the support of Coinstar, a leader in automated retail," said Bart Foster, chief executive officer and founder of SoloHealth. "We live in a self-service society, and with the current environment, we believe SoloHealth's platforms will provide a tremendous resource for consumers and the entire healthcare system by reducing healthcare costs, increasing access and empowering people to take action to improve their lives."
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