Sunnylife Global signs LOI with Energid Technologies in Cambridge to provide VR-based medical training systems to Sunnylife's China hospitals

Los Angeles 04 May 2006Sunnylife Global Inc., a publicly traded company based in Los Angeles, California and Energid Technologies Corporation, a privately held company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have signed a letter of intent for Sunnylife to purchase up to ten Virtual Reality (VR) Surgical Training Systems from Energid Technologies as part of its health care modernization programme in China.


Energid's Virtual Reality training system currently in development teaches surgeons and other health care professionals by allowing them to practise procedures on simulated virtual patients. It provides a natural interface to trainees using a high fidelity virtual human patient model and patent pending visual surgical tool tracking and maglev haptic feedback. The surgical simulator can model surgical errors and complications during the training process and will support training, planning, and rehearsal.

"Energid is pleased with the agreement and excited about introducing our innovative medical training technology to the greater China market", stated Dr. John Hu, Director of Medical Robotics and Systems at Energid. "Our technology will improve the quality of medical education in Asia and open new global business markets."

Sunnylife Global, in its quest to modernize Chinese hospitals, has recognized the value of this technology and plans to introduce it through their hospital network. "Sunnylife's agreement to purchase this state-of-the-art training software from Energid is consistent with its commitment to the local governments of China to upgrade their Level 2 hospitals to meet International standards", stated Richard Lo, President of Sunnylife. "We are pleased to have identified Energid and their unique engineering capability to provide solutions to accomplishing our goals."

Energid Technologies is an engineering firm focused on solving challenging problems in medical simulation, robotics, and machine vision. Customers include commercial robotics manufacturers, branches of the United States Department of Defense, and multiple NASA centres. Founded in 2001, its headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It has regional presence in New York, New York; Dallas, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Chicago, Illinois.

Sunnylife Global Inc. has developed a Health Care Management System (HCMS) in conjunction with the Chinese Government Authorities that will result in delivering superior quality health care management to its members. The company is in multiple joint-venture agreements with the World Friendship Hospital Group to renovate and revitalize China's older hospital facilities in order to meet the current International standard. Sunnylife has developed the HCMS to meet that standard and is planning to launch in the very near future. Sunnylife represents an organisation staffed with professional experts in product research, quality acceptance testing, and market development for service to China and the global markets.

Leslie Versweyveld

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