Long Beach, California (WiredPRNews.com) February 1, 2010 — Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® Recliners, and other wellness solutions, unveiled today its revolutionary application, HT-Connect™ for iPhone and iPod touch, designed to let users personalize the robotic massage chair to their individual wellness needs. While wirelessly responding to the personalized settings and preferences of the user, the HT-Connect™ interface also provides users with instant access to a wealth of valuable education and expertise from its Wellness Council members about how to live better through regular massage, relaxation, and a healthy lifestyle. The Human Touch Wellness Council comprises a group of renowned experts in their fields including PGA Tour Pro Tim Clark, former Olympian Jeff Galloway, and well-known doctors of naturopathy and chiropractic, who have committed their time and expertise to educating consumers about the important health and lifestyle benefits of regular massage, Human Touch massage chairs, and other wellness practices.
Slated for availability in May 2010 as a free download from www.HT-Connect.com or the Apple App Store, HT-Connect™ will interface with Human Touch’s newest, most state-of-the-art massage chair, the AcuTouch™ 9500. By seamlessly interfacing with HT-Connect™, the new AcuTouch™ 9500 massage chair will be the first robotic massage chair to offer individuals a fully customized massage and wellness experience by providing instant access to a wealth of massage programs, expertise, and user-friendly applications, all at their fingertips via Bluetooth wireless connection on an iPhone or iPod touch.
“HT-Connect was designed to meet the growing needs of today’s consumers who rely on their wireless, personal devices to stay connected and live better,” said David Wood, chief executive officer of Human Touch, LLC. “By making this innovative app available to consumers, we’re able to deliver a user experience that offers the same personalized and professional massage that one would receive at a spa or from a real, professional massage therapist. With HT-Connect and the AcuTouch 9500, users can now fully enjoy the health and wellness benefits of daily massage in the comfort of their own home or office simply by pressing a button on their iPhone or iPod touch. There is no other technology available in the industry like HT-Connect, and we are extremely proud to be the first company to bring this technology to the marketplace.”
Key features of the new HT-Connect™ app include:
* Sixteen auto-programmed massages connected to your iPhone or iPod touch: Select the expertly designed program that fits your needs and desires – Morning Wake Up, Rejuvenate, Surrender, Clarify, Sports/Back Therapy, Focus, Posture, Sore Muscle Relief, Sleep and more.
* Instant connectivity to valuable wellness resources: Offers direct access to Human Touch’s Wellness Council experts, allowing users to feel better everywhere™. Choose from a growing number of auto-massage programs specifically created and prescribed by Wellness Council professionals and connect with these experts for education and wellness tips.
* Personalized, real-time massage and wellness experience at the touch of a button: Sit down, press start, that’s it. HT-Connect™ knows what users need and when they need it, expertly prescribed by time of day. This intuitive interface also remembers individuals’ own settings and preferences, such as their favorite massage and favorite massage chair position, so while on the go, they can still use the app to wirelessly connect to any AcuTouch™ 9500 massage chair to enjoy a personal massage therapy and targeted relief anywhere.
* Espresso Shots: When in a hurry, individuals can pick an Espresso Shot, short targeted massage programs, for quick and effective massage relief in just five minutes. Or if they have more time, they can combine three Espresso Shots to enjoy an automatic, personalized wellness solution.
For more information on HT-Connect™, visit www.ht-connect.com.
About Human Touch
In pushing the boundaries of its traditional massage chairs and wellness products through advanced proprietary technology and innovation, Human Touch® is focused on infusing health and wellness into everyday lives through high-quality, design-oriented and award-winning massage chairs, Zero-Gravity Perfect Chair® Recliners and other wellness products and solutions. Human Touch® has been making people feel better™ for more than 30 years by developing state-of-the-art massage and wellness products, as well as by providing valuable consumer education about the substantial health and wellness benefits of regular massage therapy, relaxation and proper posture. Stress relief, increased range of motion, pain relief, improved circulation and increased immunity are just some of the valuable health benefits associated with regular massage therapy. Human Touch products are available at back care specialty stores, fine furniture stores across the country, through international retailers and distributors in more than 40 countries, as well as online at www.humantouch.com.