Investors: Press Release
GeckoSystems' CEO Interviewed on BBC Radio Due to Elder Care Robot Trials
CONYERS, GA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2010) - GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GOSY) announced that their CEO was interviewed today on one of London's BBC radio stations. The topic was the benefits of using personal service robots for elder care. GeckoSystems has been conducting elder care robot trials for about a year now.
GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging mobile robotics industry revolutionizing their development and usage with "Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service™."
"We are humbled and gratified to have had this opportunity to speak to many UK and other EU citizens about the family benefits of personal assistant robots, such as our CareBot™. We consider the very desirable goal of enabling our elderly family members to stay independent in their own homes longer to be very important to literally hundreds of thousands of care givers. This kind of international recognition for our ten plus years of hard, ground breaking work is very satisfying," observed Martin Spencer, President/CEO, GeckoSystems Intl. Corp.
Ms. Clare Walker, BBC Radio Current Affairs, interviewed Spencer for the daily (12 noon) consumer affairs program, "You and Yours" earlier this week. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/you-and-yours/) The interview is to be broadcast in London Friday, November 19. "Recently we did a program about ageing and the business opportunities which may result from a larger ageing population. I was very interested to read about the trials you have just started of an elder care robot. This is a feature about technology and care," stated Ms. Walker.
During the interview held at an Atlanta radio station, she asked:
1) Please describe the CareBot for me - what does it look like?
2) What can it do for people?
3) Is the robot humanoid or functional in design - why?
4) How much does a CareBot cost?
5) Many older people are resistant to new technologies - how have you made it user-friendly?
6) Can a machine really provide the human care that many people living alone want - it's never going to give you a peck on the cheek is it?
7) How long has it taken you to bring this product to market - why do technologies like this take so long?
8) Are there many other competitors working in this market?
Ms. Walker first inquired with GeckoSystems some months ago. Due to deadline constraints, no interview was scheduled then. Recently she inquired again and Spencer was able to coordinate a time and place to be interviewed with her.
"The BBC radio interview is our first European Union (EU) radio station inquiry. While we did not solicit this interview, we are appreciative of the UK's understanding than many industrialized nations have a growing elder care crisis. In the last few months we have had other elder care robot trial inquiries regarding UK interest in conducting pilot programs to reduce elder care costs with GeckoSystems' CareBots. We are hopeful that this UK and potentially EU exposure will lead to more inquiries and business relationships in the EU due to the wide listening audience of BBC Radio 4 in London," reflected Spencer.
"Our CareBot's ability to verbally remind a designated care receiver at predetermined dates and times that their blood pressure/pulse rate needs to be checked by an optional third-party (Ed. note, not GeckoSystems'.) onboard, integrated robotic sensor system will enable a higher level of safety, security and cost savings for those at home, or in nursing homes, assisted care facilities, and/or hospitals. Since our CareBots can also run unattended errands and/or automatically follow a designated care receiver, the cost savings to the care giver person or organization is even greater for our customers.
"GeckoSystems' increasing visibility in the EU and the continuing positive reaction to our innovative mobile robot solutions and products allows GeckoSystems the opportunity to become established as a significant player in the EU, also. With the right EU partners we will be able to supply cost effective solutions for security, family care, etc. and to develop other products tailored for the EU marketplace and the rest of the world. As we have stated on numerous occasions, we expect technology-licensing revenues to precede product sales revenues. We may become cash flow positive, and net profitable, sooner than what our contract manufacture and sale of CareBots will enable. We care very much that our approximately 1400 stockholders enjoy a satisfying ROI after supporting us through our very difficult Developmental Stage exacerbated by the Great Recession," concluded Spencer.
About BBC Radio 4:
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