June 11, 2002 Golden, CO -- HealtheTech, Inc., a Colorado-based company that develops and markets medical devices and software that measure and monitor important health parameters and Healthsouth, a U.S. provider of healthcare services, today announced an exclusive partnership that will bring innovative nutritional assessment tools to Healthsouth's facilities.
Under this multi-year agreement, Healthsouth will purchase and utilize HealtheTech's health monitoring devices in their facilities. In addition, Healthsouth will be an exclusive reseller of BodyGem in certain defined markets in the U.S. as well as a service provider of resting metabolic rate measurements. Healthsouth also has the right to sell HealtheTech's software products. Under a related agreement, Healthsouth will incorporate HealtheTech's brand and products in pertinent television, print, in-house and Internet media and advertising.
HealtheTech's health monitoring devices include the BodyGem and MedGem devices, both used to measure oxygen consumption to determine RMR, or how many calories an individual burns in a day at rest. RMR accounts for up to 75% of a healthy person's total metabolism. HealtheTech's software products include BalanceLog, a PC and Palm-based program that allows comprehensive nutrient analysis as well as food and exercise logging.
"Healthsouth is an ideal partner that can provide distribution of our products nationwide, giving people wide access to RMR measurements by high quality healthcare professionals," said James Mault, M.D., Chairman and CEO of HealtheTech. "Their national presence, brand recognition and service delivery capability, combined with our technology create a compelling strategic fit. We expect this relationship to provide us with rapid deployment of our technology into the medical market."
"HealtheTech's tools for monitoring metabolism, nutrition and exercise will serve as a foundation for nutrition assessment, weight management and wellness at our facilities," said Richard M. Scrushy, Healthsouth's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. "Nutrition is a key to the success of healthcare and HealtheTech's technology will provide information for important healthcare parameters that can improve patient care, recovery and overall outcomes."
Headquartered in Golden, CO, HealtheTech, Inc. develops and markets technologically advanced and proprietary medical devices and software that measure and monitor important health parameters. HealtheTech's products assist healthcare professionals and wellness advisors to provide cost- effective and personalized nutrition monitoring and weight management services.
Healthsouth is a U.S. provider of healthcare services, with approximately 1,900 locations in all 50 states, and abroad.