PositiveID Named Finalist in 2012 CTIA E-Tech Awards
iglucose Mobile Health Solution for Diabetes Management Recognized for Innovation in Healthcare & Wellness
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., April 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PositiveID Corporation's (OTCBB:PSID) iglucose was named a finalist in the Healthcare and Wellness Category of CTIA's annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition. The CTIA E-Tech
Awards honor the most innovative new products in 15 categories spanning the areas of mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and infrastructure. Winners, including Best in Show and Best Online Pick, will be announced on Wednesday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. CDT by Jon Fortt, technology correspondent for CNBC on the Exhibit Innovations Stage at International CTIA WIRELESS, taking place May 8—10, 2012 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Hundreds of entries were judged by a panel of recognized industry experts, media and analysts and scored on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor.
"We are honored iglucose was chosen as a finalist among entries from much larger companies including Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, HTC, Motorola, Nokia Siemens, Samsung, Qualcomm and others," stated Mary Ellen Harrison, Vice President of Health ID at PositiveID.
Simplicity sets iglucose apart from other mobile health solutions. iglucose can be used by consumers of any technical skill level. It is easy to use and conveniently fits within a pocket or purse. Usability tests conducted as part of the iglucose FDA review process demonstrated 100 percent of consumers were able to use the device regardless of their age. After initial enrollment there are no technology requirements for the end user. Consumers simply connect their glucometer to iglucose and push a button. The iglucose system creates a variety of reports and communicates according to each individual's preferences via online access, email, fax or SMS text.
PositiveID's FDA-cleared iglucose uses mobile technology to revolutionize the way individuals with diabetes manage their condition. By seamlessly communicating data from glucometers to the iglucose diabetes management portal, glucose readings can be shared with family members and healthcare professionals, making it possible to improve care in a cost-effective manner. iglucose
eliminates the burden of keeping logbooks and empowers individuals with diabetes to be more engaged in the self-management of their condition. Family members have greater peace of mind; now parents of children with diabetes can receive text messages to let them know their children are testing while at school. iglucose does not require the use of a cell phone or a wireless plan.
Between now and May 8, website visitors may vote for the "Best Online Pick" at www.ctiashow.com/awards. International CTIA WIRELESS show attendees will vote onsite via text message for entries in the E-Tech Awards showcase in Booth 4575 at the Emerging Technology Zone to win "Best in Show."
To vote for iglucose visit http://ctiait.ctia.org/etech/2012/public/index.cfm/viewEntry/617. To learn more about iglucose visit www.iglucose.com or email email@example.com.
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PositiveID Corporation is an emerging growth company and developer of advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, as well as airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense industry. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microfluidic Systems, or MFS, is focused on the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays in order to detect biological threats at high-value locations, as well as analyze samples in a medical environment.
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