Thursday October 15, 2:09 pm Eastern Time
Company Press ReleaseSOURCE:Ecotek
JamesLink Kiosk Determines if You Are at Risk
SEAL BEACH, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecotek has deployed an
interactive information kiosk for the James Cancer Center in Columbus Ohio.
The JamesLink kiosk was installed in September of 1998 as a part of an ongoing
effort to increase cancer awareness. The key feature of the kiosk is an
online questionnaire that asks specific questions pertaining to an
individual's personal and family medical history.
JamesLink collects cancer risk information from the user. Risk data is
then screened by professional researchers. James Cancer Hospital performs
follow-up outreach for users that have a cancer risk profile. The James
Cancer Center will deploy additional cancer awareness information kiosks in a
variety of highly visible locations throughout the community.
The JamesLink kiosk is strategically placed so that it is easily
accessible to those visiting the hospital. Its colorful graphics attract
users who are typically the friends or family of patients at the Center and
who have a very personal interest in cancer. ``These systems are designed to
answer the questions people have about cancer and about the risks they may
personally face'', says Veronica Williams, a multimedia developer who worked on
the system. ``People visiting a friend or relative with cancer are naturally
inclined to worry about these risks, the JamesLink kiosk has been placed in an
area of the Center that makes it easy for people to seek answers to their
Ecotek is a leader in the field of information kiosks for traveler
information, tourism, community affairs and other markets. Ecotek has been
employed by the James Cancer Center to deploy an information kiosk that
contains information on cancer. The goal is to provide information on cancer
and take medical information from the kiosk user to determine if they may be
at risk of contracting the disease. For more information please visit
www.ecotek.com or contact Fred Thompson, Marketing Director, at 562-626-8200
or [email protected].
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