For Immediate Release


ScripTalk Audible Prescriptions Among Popular Science “Best of What’s New”

Normal, IL (November 9, 2001) – En-Vision America, Inc.’s innovative ScripTalk Talking Prescription System has been named one of the year’s top 100 greatest achievements in science and technology by the editors of Popular Science magazine. The ScripTalk® System has been developed to enhance the medication safety of the millions of Americans who have difficulty reading or understanding the instructions and warnings that appear on their prescription labels.

The ScripTalk System includes a special label containing an embedded microchip. This “smart label” is printed and programmed by the pharmacy’s computer system and contains all the prescription label information. At home, the patient uses a handheld ScripTalk Reader that speaks the pertinent prescription information such as: patient’s name, drug name and strength, directions for use, along with special warnings.

“The Best of What’s New issue offers our readers a comprehensive guide to the year’s most interesting and noteworthy technical and scientific accomplishments,” says Popular Science editor-in-chief Scott Mowbray.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from Popular Science,” said David Raistrick, Vice President of En-Vision America. “The focus of the judging for this award was to honor products and technologies that make a positive difference in people’s lives. ScripTalk has been hailed by many in the pharmaceutical industry as a product that will have a tremendous impact on the lives of millions.”

The ScripTalk System is the first in a new generation of live-saving prescription compliance devices based upon smart label technology. Approved for use by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the ScripTalk System is currently being installed in VA hospitals across the nation. Several leading chain drug stores are also planning to make the ScripTalk technology available in the upcoming year.

About Popular Science: Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine, is currently published in seven languages worldwide, with a circulation of more than one and a half million in the U.S. alone. Popular Science is published by Time4 Media, a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: AOL). You can visit the Popular Science web site at:

About En-Vision America and ScripTalk: Located in Normal, IL, En-Vision America has been developing products for the visually impaired and seniors since 1995. In addition to the ScripTalk product, the privately held company markets “i.d. mate OMNI”, a talking bar code identification system. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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