Have you ever checked your weight or blood pressure at a health-screening kiosk? These kiosks are popping up at major supermarkets and mega retail stores. What you might not realize is that these kiosks are designed to collect lots of your personal information. It’s valuable to health insurers and other health care companies.
According to Kaiser Health News, SoloHealth owns these machines and will have 5000 of them in stores by the end of this year. They take the names, email addresses and phone numbers of the people who use their kiosks and sell them to companies who want to market to you. They also can sell your weight, age, and blood pressure information.If you’re not looking to gift your personal information to SoloHealth, it’s best to keep in mind that there’s no such thing as a free health kiosk screening. For more information, click here.