Wal-Mart Offers Self-Service Health Check-Up Kiosks
SoloHealth is a kiosk that can check blood pressure, weight, eyesight, and track things like eating habits.
- 26 february 2013
SoloHealth is an interactive kiosk soon to be installed at 2,500 Wal-Marts and Sam’s Clubs that can check blood pressure, weight, eyesight, and track things like eating habits. The self-service station suggests a trend towards more equal access to healthcare and the redefining of a ‘doctor visit.’
SoloHealth offers free and convenient access to healthcare, using a simple touch-screen method with helpful videos to walk the consumer through the simple tests. They receive a customized report of their results, an overall health assessment, valuable health information, and access to a database of local doctors.
PBS NewsHour reports that the kiosks are unmanned and not connected to a live physician. They provide information on a range of healthcare issues including diet, vitamins, and pain management.
SoloHealth plans to expand its offerings in the future to teach people how to quit smoking, test whether they are at risk of developing diabetes, and enroll them in health coverage. You can check out the self-service kiosk in the video below: