Human Touch(TM) HT-7450 Zero-Gravity Massage Chair and HT-1470 Advanced Back Massage Pad Honored as Finalists for Housewares Design Awards: Zero-Gravity Massage Chair with Innovative Acupoint(TM) "Back Scanning" Technology Selected as a Finalist in the Furniture Category World's Thinnest Portable Massage Pad in Contention for Award in the Personal Care, Health & Garment Care Category

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Human Touch(TM), the leading brand of high-performance, design-oriented massage chairs for today's modern and traditional living spaces, announced today that two of its revolutionary massage products have been selected as finalists for HomeWorld Business's Housewares Design Awards. Designed to relieve soreness, tension and fatigue caused by gravity, the HT-7450 Zero-Gravity massage chair with its patented Acupoint(TM) Detection System that scans the entire length of the user's back for key pressure points to target during the massage, is a finalist in the furniture category, while the thin, portable and heated HT-1470 back massage pad has been acknowledged as a finalist in the Personal Care, Health and Garment Care category. On February 6th, 2008, the "Best In Category" honorees for each of the 13 award categories will be announced during the Fifth Annual Housewares Design Awards Ceremony & Luncheon, to be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York city.

We design products with exclusive functionalities that promote wellness and make people feel good, but of equal importance is producing chairs and massagers that have aesthetically pleasing designs

    The Housewares Design Awards nominees were selected for displaying differentiation in their respective categories in appearance and/or function. The judges considered appropriate aesthetics, innovative materials and technology, user benefits (i.e. performance, comfort, ease of use, safety) and market response.

"We design products with exclusive functionalities that promote wellness and make people feel good, but of equal importance is producing chairs and massagers that have aesthetically pleasing designs," says Rich Jorgensen, CMO of Human Touch. "We understand that with massage chairs, form and function should balance each other equally to fit not only the lifestyle of its user, but also their taste, which is why we are so thrilled to be recognized by the Housewares Design Awards."

The Human Touch HT-7450 Zero-Gravity massage chair is the world's first massage chair that incorporates the latest advances in both massage and back-care technology to counteract back and muscle pain caused by gravity's adverse effects. Once seated, the chair's back, seat and footrest synchronously recline to situate the body in a position that reduces the physical strain that is exerted on the body by gravity. The chair's patented Acupoint Detection System then scans the entire length of the back creating a map of key pressure points to target during the massage. The patented Human Touch Massage System targets pressure points of the sciatic nerve with pulsating seat massagers that pinpoint "problem areas" and deliver a deep, invigorating massage.

In addition to its thorough Acupoint Detection System and tension-relieving 8-point pulsating seat massage system, the HT-7450 Zero Gravity massage chair is made from premium-grade leather, includes a built-in adjustable foot and calf massager, dual-lumbar back heat, neck-contoured comfort pillow and a memory foam seat cushion enabling users to enjoy the same unsurpassed softness and comfort that cushions NASA astronauts as they blast into space.

Weighing only 11 pounds, the versatile Human Touch HT-1470 back massage pad is the world's thinnest portable kneading and rolling massage robot that utilizes the most advanced patented massage system ever created to provide 25-percent greater back-area coverage than competing massage pads. The heated back pad easily transforms any sofa, home or office chair into a relaxing massage lounger. Once the built-in heating system prepares muscles for an optimal massage, the exclusive bi-level massage nodes generate fingertip and thumb pressure kneading and rolling motions designed to replicate expert massage therapist techniques. Users can personalize their experience with push-button simplicity that allows them to turn heat on or off, select a full back massage and target coverage to the middle and lower back.

The Human Touch HT-7450 retails for $3,999 and the HT-1470 retails for $249.99. Both products are available at leading retailers across the country. For more information please go to

About human touch(TM)

human touch(TM), the U.S. market leader of premier robotic massage products, offers advanced technology and designs for consumers seeking to incorporate health and wellness into their everyday routine. Appealing to back pain sufferers, sports enthusiasts, and those looking to relax from today's hectic lifestyles, human touch(TM) delivers high-quality Robotic Massage(R) chairs, zero gravity recliners, and other massage products that are generations ahead of the competition. Wholly owned by Interactive Health(R), human touch(TM) currently sells products to back care specialty stores, fine furniture stores across the country, on-line at as well as international retailers and distributors in more than 48 countries worldwide.

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