Digital Cyclone to develop health application for mobile phones

Minnetonka 25 September 2006Digital Cyclone Inc. has launched a project for the delivery of medical content from Mayo Clinic across mobile wireless devices. The Mayo Clinic InTouch wireless health programme will allow users to access an array of health information and tools from their mobile phones. The content will come primarily from MayoClinic.com and from Mayo Clinic's Medical Edge syndicated news products. This new wireless application, developed and delivered through Digital Cyclone's proprietary technology, will be available for distribution to consumers via most major United States wireless carriers.

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"We are very excited about working together with Mayo Clinic to allow users to access important health information on a device so simple and convenient as a mobile phone", stated Craig Burfeind, president and CEO for Digital Cyclone. "Virtually anyone with a compatible mobile phone will be able to use this service anytime, anywhere."

"Providing top-quality medical care, expanding the frontiers of medical research, and offering education both for medical professionals and for the general public are the main elements of Mayo Clinic's mission", stated Brooks Edwards, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and Medical Editor in Chief for MayoClinic.com. "A dozen years ago, Mayo Clinic was among the first medical centres to establish a web site to provide health information to consumers. We're pleased to now be helping to pioneer timely delivery of helpful health information through mobile phones."

The relationship between Digital Cyclone, producers of the world's first real-time mobile wireless weather information, and Mayo Clinic is based on a shared commitment to providing critical information for preventative health and safety measures.

Founded in 1998, Digital Cyclone is an innovator of wireless applications for mobile devices. Products include My-Cast the first wireless weather service, Pilot My-Cast for aviation, and Weather Scout for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice in the world. Doctors from every medical speciality work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first". More than 2500 physicians and scientists and 42.000 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minnesota, Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona. Collectively, the three locations treat more than half a million people each year.

Mayo Clinic provides health and medical information to the general public through its Medical Edge syndicated news offerings for television, radio and newspapers. MayoClinic.com is an award-winning health information site that attracts about five million visitors per month. All revenue from content licensing supports medical education and research programmes at Mayo Clinic. More news from Mayo Clinic is available in the VMW March 2006 article Cancer research to be accelerated by Arizona State University and Mayo leading MAC5 attack.


Leslie Versweyveld

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