SoloHealth announced this week that Redbox owner Coinstar has invested an undisclosed amount in the ATDC company. Coinstar operates nearly 50,000 money-changing and DVD rental kiosks in retail spaces, and the company’s existing relationships with retailers could boost the retail presence of SoloHealth health screening and information kiosks.
SoloHealth VP of Marketing Tony Sommer commented, “Besides the financial commitment from Coinstar, we also value their insights from being a leader in the kiosk space. Their track record and lessons learned will aid us as we scale nationally.” CEO & Founder Bart Foster touted the investment as “a significant milestone for the business [that] will help accelerate our growth.”
Concurrently, SoloHealth is attending Health2.0 in San Diego this week to announce a next-generation SoloHealth Station that will screen vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, and provide an overall health assessment free of charge. This new kiosk follows an earlier EyeSite® vision kiosk, located in many retail outlets including Atlanta Krogers. The company also offers free health screening kiosks developed in part with a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health awarded in mid-2010.