rauldandrea (rauldandrea) wrote in objectpersonify,
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Talking Public Blood Pressure Monitor Personifies Herself

Around 2001/2002, a company called CardioTech (they may have another name now-- I know names like 'Lifeclinic'/'HealthGuard' [company names?] and 'Healthcheck Diagnostic Center' [product name] have been associated with all this...) made a product called BP/Clinic, which was a device for placement in stores and other public places who would take your blood pressure reading... She has a female voice and also refers to herself in first person/personifies herself (quite a bit actually).

You can hear a newer version of this machine (who I like, just not as much) here (Female voice: "I have to squeeze your forearm a little... You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please do not move or talk. To stop the test, please push the red button."), here (Female voice: "You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please do not move or talk."), here (Female voice: "I have to squeeze your forearm a little... You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please do not move or talk. To stop the test, please push the red button. [after a pause] The test is stopped. The cuff is deflating."), here (Female voice: "Your test is finished. I will display the results. You may remove your forearm from the cuff. I did not obtain information to give you complete results. If you want to try again, push the green button to start the test"), and here (Female voice: "Your test is finished. I will display the results. You may remove your forearm from the cuff. The Heathcheck Center is not a diagnostic medical device. For an expert opinion, consult your physican."). -- (Warning: inconsistent volumes... Always start your volume control low on each new audio file)

You can hear -her- (the older version) here (Female voice: "Your test is finished. I will display the results. You may remove your forearm. The BP/Clinic is not a diagnostic medical device. For an expert opinion, consult your physican."), (on these remaining ones the poor woman's motors are loud and you really can't hear her, but I love her and want you to listen) here (Female voice: "I have to squeeze your forearm a little... You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please don't move or talk. If the pressure bothers you, press the Stop button."), and here (Female voice: "I have to squeeze your forearm a little... You must be absolutely still, but relaxed during the test. Please don't move or talk. If the pressure bothers you, press the Stop button."). -- (Warning: inconsistent volumes... Always start your volume control low on each new audio file)

A physical description of her from my own website says:

"The device is a small tan console sitting on a table with a chair built into the table... The console has a few buttons and perhaps an LED display. To the left or right of the console is something you put your arm into that has a cuff she can inflate/deflate at will to take a reading... She speaks in a lovely female voice to guide you through the process, but it seems store can add their own audio recordings to the process in place(s) "


The older machine has


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(Also posted to thingsthattalk LiveJournal community... Ok... Even though she's technically 'a public machine' and not really a 'coin-op', if you like her, you might still like the coinop_machines community...)
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