SOURCE: Health Hero Network

July 17, 2007 11:00 ET

The Health Buddy® System Goes Wireless

Health Hero® Network Continues to Expand Medical Device Support by Adding a Wireless Weight Scale, Blood Pressure Monitor, Peak Flow Meter and Blood Glucose Meters

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - Health Hero Network, Inc., the leading provider of personalized, home health care technology, announced today a 510k market clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of wireless medical devices used with the Health Buddy System. The supported wireless devices include a weight scale, blood pressure monitor, peak flow meter and blood glucose meters. By supporting wireless technology, patients can choose from a variety of medical devices most appropriate to their lifestyle and health condition.

The Health Buddy System provides coaching, monitoring and education for patients managing their chronic condition. Patients interact with the Health Buddy® Appliance, by answering daily questions concerning their health condition. The addition of wireless technology makes the Health Buddy Appliance even simpler, more flexible and easier to use, while improving the patient experience.

"The addition of wireless medical devices expands Health Hero Network's capability to support home monitoring with medical devices across a wide spectrum of disease states -- eliminating cabling to the appliance for ease of use and to better conform to patients' daily activities," said Derek Newell, Health Hero Network's Chief Executive Officer.

Please refer to the Health Hero Network Website at for a complete list of supported medical devices.

About Health Hero Network

Health Hero Network develops and markets the Health Buddy System for health improvement. The system serves as the interface between patients at home and care providers, facilitating patient education and monitoring of chronic conditions. The system includes monitoring technologies, clinical information databases, Internet-enabled decision support tools, health management programs and content development tools. Through increased communication, behavior modification, and prevention, the Health Buddy System improves patients' quality of care. Based in Redwood City, California, Health Hero Network's systems are protected by over 57 patents.

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    Health Hero Network, Inc.
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