Personal Improvement Computer Systems (PICS), Inc. specializes in developing
products that address major health issues such as tobacco addiction, obesity,
hypertension, diabetes, and insomnia. We combine palm-size computers with
behavior modification to produce the most effective self-help products
available today. We utilize a combination of our proprietary palm-size computer
platform and proprietary Windows-based software to target three professional
communities: dietitians and nutritionists, behavioral scientists, and market
researchers. To date, we have sold over 1,000,000 QuitKey units and over 10,000
DietMate units, generating over $100,000,000 in sales. Our products will help
you increase your profits, find new customers, reach and penetrate global
markets, and expand your existing market.
Major Strengths of Our Products:
Highest Scientific Standards. All of our products have been
developed in close collaboration with leading scientists, health educators,
computer specialists, and marketing professionals.
NIH Backing. Each of our products has been supported, in part,
by grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To date, we have
received over 50 grants from the various institutes of NIH, including the
National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the
National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Diabetes,
Digestive and Kidney Disease, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke, and the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Clinical Validation. Clinical studies, funded by the above
grants and conducted by major medical institutions, prove that QuitKey is
effective in helping people quit smoking. Other studies prove our DietMate
products are effective for weight and cholesterol reduction. The behavioral
treatment concept used to develop SleepKey is considered by the medical and
scientific community as the treatment of choice for primary insomnia.
Consequently, PICS is in a unique position to make strong scientific claims.
Broad Distribution. Our products lend themselves to distribution
through multiple marketing channels, and PICS has exploited a variety of
consumer marketing channels including direct response and business to business
marketing. PICS also distributes products through three reseller categories:
(1) Insurance companies, (2) Health Maintenance Organizations and (3) Diet
Global Reach. Health is a universal concern, consequently PICS
markets its products Internationally. QuitKey has enjoyed great success in
Canada, Latin America, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and many European
countries. QuitKey support material has been translated in all major languages
including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and
Proprietary Position. To date, after 20 years in the market, no
one has attempted to copy our product line because of its strong intellectual
property protection. PICS products are protected by strong patents and
trademarks. Another barrier to entry for potential competitors is the time and
money required to establish product efficacy claims that are validated by
scientific studies. In addition, PICS has accumulated a large marketing asset
in the form of the DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey brand names, a million
customer database, a large inventory of testimonials, over 1500 major corporate
customers, and an international distribution network.
DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey represent Major Business Opportunities
In today's health conscious and technologically advanced society, selling
hand held computers that address the health issues of tobacco addiction, weight
loss, cholesterol control, hypertension reduction, and insomnia can be very
profitable. DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey address three large and growing
markets. One hundred million Americans are overweight, and the majority of
these individuals are looking for a safe, effective way to shed excess pounds,
thus making the Diet Industry a multi-million dollar business. Eight out of ten
smokers want to stop smoking, 20% of smokers try to quit every month, and in
January, a staggering 40% of smokers try to quit as part of New Year's
resolutions. QuitKey has helped over 1,250,000 people worldwide quit smoking.
In addition, millions of Americans are suffering from different types of
insomnia, and the majority of insomniacs rely on drugs and medications.
However, the most effective treatment for difficulty sleeping is behavioral
treatment, thus making SleepKey an attractive solution to both consumers and
DietMate, QuitKey and SleepKey Offer an Excellent Profit Margin
DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey are based on patented technology that enables a
high retail price. Because PICS, Inc. is the manufacturer of all three
products, we can offer distributors a very generous discount program. Even at
QuitKey's suggested retail price of US $60-80, for most smokers QuitKey will
pay for itself by the end of the 4-6 week program.
DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey are a Proven Business Opportunity
DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey have generated over $100,000,000 in
sales and climbing. QuitKey’s success originated in the US and rapidly spread
to Canada, Latin America, Australia, Japan, and Europe. Here is what one of our
many satisfied distributors had to say about DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey:
DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey are natural complements to my website
that focuses on health and nutrition. Featuring these products has definitely
helped attract new customers and boost sales. (Deborah Itin, HealthCheck
DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey are Quality Products
Considerable time and money has gone into developing and refining the DietMate,
QuitKey, and SleepKey technology. Each of our products has been developed and
proven effective with grants from various agencies of the National Institutes
of Health. DietMate development was funded by the National Institute of
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Heart, Lung and
Blood Institute. QuitKey was developed and researched with grants from the
National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. SleepKey
was developed and evaluated with grants from the National Institutes of Health.
DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey have also been given excellent reviews in
health publications such as The Behavior Therapist, a prestigious
medical publication of the Association for Advancement in Behavior Therapy. In
addition, QuitKey was awarded a medal by Popular Science Magazine for being one
of the "100 Greatest Products and Achievements in Science & Technology".
Furthermore, DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey users love the products. We
receive thousands of unsolicited testimonials from DietMate, QuitKey, and
SleepKey users praising each product's effectiveness and user-friendly
characteristics. A thankful QuitKey user had this to say about the product:
"Thank you. What else can I say? 4 years ago I bought a QuitKey. I have
been a non-smoker ever since. Never got jumpy, never gained weight. Instead, I
became less jumpy and got more energy. Now, I'm one of those people who hates
the smell of smoke. For all of this, I thank you. My children also thank you.
Oh yeah, of course my husband who never smoked thanks you." (Peggy DeMarco -
British Columbia, Canada)
DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey are also safe and natural. QuitKey was designed
to help smokers quit gradually without the use of drugs or chemicals.
Similarly, SleepKey was designed to restore users’ natural sleep patterns
gradually and naturally without the use of drugs or medications. DietMate
assists users with gradual changes in their eating habits and exercise patterns
without the use of appetite suppressants and other weight loss chemicals.
DietMate is not another "lose weight quick" program. With DietMate, your
customers will get an easy to use and easy to follow customized diet regimen
that is based on the latest scientific health and fitness recommendations. Here
is what one of our thousands of satisfied DietMate users had to say:
"I think this is wonderful. I love all of the choices that I have. I
like the fact that I'm in control and the computer helps me make the right
choices." (Joan Urcavich - Wichita, Kansas)
DietMate, QuitKey, and SleepKey marketing has been perfected. We have
spent millions of dollars over a 20-year period refining our marketing
techniques and tools. We have an excellently designed and comprehensive web
site that can provide you with graphics, product information, and promotional
ideas. In addition, our marketing experts are available to you free of charge
to help you apply our experience to your specific marketing environment.