Contact: Stacy Moskowitz / Erin Schaal CRT/tanaka 646-218-6005 / 301-926-9261 email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org HOMEDICS DEVELOPS STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH MICROSOFT TO CONTINUE ADVANCEMENTS IN AT-HOME HEALTHCARE New HealthVault Web Tool Offers 21st Century Health and Wellness Technology COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI (JUNE 9, 2008) – HoMedics, the leaders in health and wellness products, today announced their innovative Thera-P Blood Pressure Monitors are compatible with Microsoft HealthVault, a free Web-based platform designed to put consumers in control of their health data. Known for exclusive features including DK Technology™, which uses a built-in microphone to listen to the body to take an accurate reading, HoMedics blood pressure units, with HealthVault, take another step forward in bringing home health monitoring to the 21st century. Starting in August, a driver to be downloaded from the HealthVault site and a USB cable, available for purchase for $9.99 at www.homedics.com, will transfer all information obtained from a HoMedics blood pressure monitor to a user’s HealthVault account. With this tool, consumers will have the ability to easily collect, store and share health information with family members and participating healthcare providers through private, secure data storage and a sharing system that will enable seamless exchange between hundreds of different health applications and devices. “As medical costs continue to skyrocket, the demand for quality, user friendly self-care products that save time and money, offer convenience and deliver superior wellness benefits has never been more important,” said Barb Westfield, HoMedics’ Chief Marketing Officer. “Aligning with HealthVault demonstrates another way HoMedics is committed to proactively addressing consumer needs through innovation, technology and affordability.” - more - HoMedics and Microsoft HealthVault “Organizations such as HoMedics have played a significant role in the development of the devices that connect with HealthVault,” said David Cerino, General Manager, Microsoft Health Solutions Group. “Through our cooperative efforts, we will empower consumers to make informed choices regarding their health by putting them in control of their health information.” ABOUT HOMEDICS Founded in 1987 by Ron Ferber and Alon Kaufman, HoMedics began as a manufacturer of at- home massagers. Today, the family-owned business manufacturers and markets more than 250 personal healthcare and wellness products, which are available to consumers at 50,000 retail outlets in over 60 countries. Based in Commerce Township, Michigan, HoMedics is an industry leader across all divisional categories, including massage, spa, weight management, sensory, sleep and Thera-P™ (therapeutic and diagnostic products). ### For more information about HoMedics, call 1-800-HOMEDIC or log on to www.homedics.com. All product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.