SoloHealth is bringing its SoloHealth Stations -- interactive kiosks that provide users with free health screenings, personalized assessments, and health information, along with advertising, promotions and offers -- to 700 Safeway stores around the country, the company announced this week. The Safeway rollout is scheduled to begin in April.
Overall SoloHealth says it expects to expand the network of interactive kiosks from 2,500 retail locations currently to a projected total of over 4,000 by 2014. According to SoloHealth, over 10 million consumers have already interacted with the SoloHealth Stations, with an average interaction time of 4.5 minutes per session.
The bilingual interactive kiosks provide screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, as well as a symptom checker and overall health assessments, all free of charge. The kiosks can also suggest health service providers drawn from local and national databases, and offer DOOH advertising opportunities in coordination with Internet, mobile and social media.
The kiosks received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012. In 2010 SoloHealth received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to study consumer health needs and develop the kiosk format. The company says the new kiosks will eventually replace the existing SoloHealth network, composed of the company’s first-generation EyeSite Vision kiosks.