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PositiveID Corporation and VGo Communications to Host Joint Demonstration of Wireless Health Solutions at American Telemedicine Association Conference

May 2, 2011 | William Zimmerman
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Robotic Telepresence and Mobile Health Monitoring Services Offer Innovative Care Options to Healthcare Providers

TAMPA, Fla., May 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PositiveID Corporation ("PositiveID") (Nasdaq:PSID), a leader in next-generation patient monitoring and diagnostics, and VGo Communications, Inc. ("VGo"), the leading provider of robotic telepresence solutions, announced today that the companies will host a joint demonstration of their innovative wireless health solutions working together at the American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting and Exhibition 2011 in Tampa, Florida. The companies will demonstrate PositiveID's iglucose wireless communication device for diabetes management operating in conjunction with VGo's robotic telepresence to show the ability of wireless technology to transform healthcare through mobile interaction between patients and healthcare providers.

Demonstration Details

Demos will take place twice daily on May 2 and 3 at 12:30 pm ET and 2:30 pm ET in PositiveID's booth (#1340).

The live demonstration will show a student using iglucose in a hypothetical classroom environment. Once the student checks her blood glucose readings, a text message will be sent via iglucose to the "remote school nurse" (in Boston). The student's low blood sugar reading will prompt the nurse, using a VGo, to check on the student in Tampa. The VGo will travel from its booth (#1040) to booth #1340, all under the control of the nurse in Boston. The nurse will then have a short face-to-face conversation with the student and advise the student of actions to take to stabilize her blood sugar. 

About iglucose

iglucose uses the power of mobile technology to revolutionize the way individuals with diabetes manage their condition. iglucose wirelessly communicates blood glucose readings from data-capable glucometers to the iglucose database, where they can be shared with family members and health care professionals via email, text message or the database itself. For the 25.8 million Americans with diabetes, iglucose can help revolutionize the way they manage their disease, while reducing costs and providing greater convenience and freedom. 

About VGo

Through VGo's robotic telepresence, an individual's presence is established in a distant location such that they can interact and perform their job in ways not previously possible. VGo allows an individual to see, hear, interact and move around in any remote site, just as if that person were there. VGo is not a videoconferencing/telepresence solution. With a videoconference, two or more people meet through TV monitors or PCs where people on both sides of the call must be sitting there in front the camera. With VGo, a person is completely independent of the people in the remote location. VGo's remote controlled mobility and physical presence makes it something totally new.

About VGo Communications, Inc.

VGo Communications, Inc. develops and markets visual communications solutions for the workplace. VGo's experienced successful veterans of visual communications and robotics industries are leveraging the recent trends of widespread wireless high speed networks, lower specialized component costs and the universal acceptance of video as a communications medium to create a new market category called "Robotic Telepresence."

About PositiveID Corporation

PositiveID Corporation develops and markets healthcare and information management products through its diagnostic devices and identification technologies, and its proprietary disease management tools. PositiveID's implantable healthcare devices and external hardware and software products are designed to communicate wirelessly to improve healthcare and the patient's quality of life. For more information on PositiveID, please visit www.PositiveIDCorp.com.







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