The kiosk is the first to offer self-service retinal imaging, empowering individuals to capture their own images.
Pursuant Health shared that the company's newest kiosk model, which is now equipped with state-of-the-art retinal imaging technology, received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The kiosk is the first to offer self-service retinal imaging, empowering individuals to capture their own images.
According to the Pursuant Health’s press release1, the kiosk has intuitive interface, designed to guide users through the imaging process step by step. Once images are captured at the kiosk, licensed eye specialists can remotely assess these images for signs of damage. This added capability can integrate retinal imaging with essential health metrics such as weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, and pulse to provide a more comprehensive assessment as part of standard health checkups.
Pursuant Health's kiosk may provide a solution for making retinal imaging more easily accessible, and in doing so, allow for earlier detection of vision damaging conditions. With earlier detection, those affected by conditions may be better able to seek timely and effective eye care.1
Leslie Sommers, CEO of Pursuant Health, noted the value of simplifying healthcare through on-demand solutions. In the news release1, she said, "our goal is to streamline healthcare for everyone involved. Our kiosk offers a quick, technician-free way to capture important health measurements, thus reducing strain on healthcare facilities and reaching a broader population, including those typically underserved in healthcare."
Sommers also noted that the long-term data provided by these kiosks could reveal systemic issues currently unrecognized. She said, “regular imaging at our kiosks could provide invaluable data over time, possibly revealing early signs of systemic health issues. This could be a game-changer in preventive healthcare and research."1