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(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --ATLANTA - February 27, 2018 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced that Gozio Health, a healthcare technology company specializing in mobile wayfinding, has joined the Atrius(TM) Internet of Things (IoT) partner ecosystem. Gozio Health will be expanding its mobile platform to include Atrius(TM) indoor positioning solutions (IPS), leveraging the Atrius(TM) Navigator Software Development Kit (SDK).
Using the wayfinding technology developed by Gozio Health, patients can navigate from their home, to the correct parking area, and on to their point-of-care inside a healthcare system's facility via their smartphone. Gozio Health provides an app that is branded for each healthcare facility and can be further customized with access to additional services such as the MYChart® patient portal and physician directory, allowing patients to meet their medical care needs. Gozio has earned an exclusive endorsement from the American Hospital Association for its wayfinding solution.
Gozio Health's mobile platform will leverage the Bluetooth® low energy and Visible Light Communication technologies embedded in LED luminaires enabled with Atrius. The reliability and position-location precision offered through this solution will enhance Gozio Health's current capabilities for wayfinding in indoor and adjacent outdoor spaces. By leveraging these embedded technologies within LED luminaires enabled with Atrius rather than stand-alone beacons, healthcare facilities can more cost effectively implement IPS technology while realizing the energy saving benefits of LED luminaires.
"We chose the Atrius IoT solution to expand our current mobile application development offering for our hospital partners," said Joshua Titus, CEO of Gozio Health. "When we tap into the smart LED lighting technologies enabled with Atrius, patients at healthcare facilities will experience world class mobile wayfinding."
For more information on Atrius IoT solutions, and the Atrius IoT Partner Program, please visit: www.acuitybrands.com/atrius.
About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2017 net sales of $3.5 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs over 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company's products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), Winona® Lighting, Juno®, Indy(TM), Aculux®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps(TM), Sunoptics®, Distech Controls®, nLight®, ROAM®, Sensor Switch® and Atrius(TM). Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.
About Gozio Health
Gozio Health transforms indoor navigation and significantly improves patient experience with a smartphone-based, indoor positioning and wayfinding platform specifically designed for hospitals and healthcare systems. The wayfinding solution from Gozio has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. Gozio's pioneering mobile platform dramatically improves mobile adoption rates for hospitals and seamlessly integrates mobile technology into patient engagement strategies. For more information, email Barb Kragor or find Gozio Health on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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