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Analogic Partners with AWare Technologies to Promote Employee Health and Wellness<br />

Analogic Partners with AWare Technologies to Promote Employee Health and Wellness

Employees and Management Compete for Fitness Bragging Rights

PEABODY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May. 4, 2009–
Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) today announced its participation in
AWare™ Technologies’ innovative FitAWare™ corporate fitness program,
designed to promote employee health and wellness. The FitAWare program
measures activity level using the ActionTracker, a wireless activity
monitor developed by AWare Technologies of Cambridge, Mass. Similar in
size to an Apple® iPod Shuffle, the ActionTracker can be worn anywhere
on the body to record a person’s steps, a measure of activity level,
with very high accuracy.

Dubbed the OT (Operations Team) Challenge, nine teams of ten employees
were formed, including a team of ten senior managers (the OT) to see who
can be the most physically active. The employee response to Analogic’s
OT Challenge was overwhelming with over 140 employees signing up. For
the duration of the challenge, about a month and a half, each person’s
steps will be recorded on his or her individual ActionTracker while
either walking or running. The information is then downloaded and viewed
on the FitAWare website for employees to view their own team’s progress.
The team that takes the most steps at the end of the challenge can claim
bragging rights as the most active
employees in the Company. The winning team will have lunch served
to them by the OT; but should the OT win, the losing team of employees
will serve lunch to the OT.

Analogic has been working with AWare technologies for two years
exploring the benefits of increased activity level on blood pressure and
glucose levels. The concept of continuous-activity monitoring combined
with periodic measurements of blood pressure, glucose, and weight could
be the basis of a personal health monitor device of the future. This
device could possibly allow people and their physicians to monitor their
own overall health and wellness to address health concerns before they
become serious. Analogic and AWare believe that the ActionTracker,
coupled with an organized wellness program, could help reduce
absenteeism, decrease healthcare costs, and improve employee

Doug Rosenfeld, VP of Analogic Human Resources, commented, “With all the
negative news about the economy lately, we wanted to do something
enjoyable with our employees while at the same time encouraging all of
us to take a more active role in our health. This obviously has positive
effects on the individual and can ultimately reduce healthcare cost for
the Company. We are thrilled by the strong interest in the program. We
hope this program will boost morale during these tough times.”

Richard W. DeVaul, Ph.D., AWare’s CEO, said “Analogic is a great
organization and we are thrilled to have them as a FitAWare customer. I
think the Analogic OT Challenge is a fantastic way to generate
enthusiasm and excitement and shows a real organizational commitment to
doing something positive to promote employee wellness. I love the idea
of senior managers challenging employees to improve their fitness. Our
FitAWare service makes it really easy to create and run custom
challenges like this one.”

About Analogic

Analogic Corporation is a growth oriented high-technology signal and
image processing company, providing products and services to Original
Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end users in growing medical
diagnostics and security markets worldwide. The Company is recognized
worldwide for advancing the state of the art in Automatic Explosives
Detection, Computed Tomography (CT), Digital Radiography (DR),
Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Patient Monitoring, and
Advanced Signal Processing. For more information, visit www.analogic.com.

About AWare Technologies

AWare Technologies began operations in 2004 as a contract research
company focused on body-worn monitoring technology for soldiers and
Olympic athletes. AWare relaunched in 2007 to focus on the corporate &
consume wellness and fitness markets. FitAWare, AWare’s flagship
corporate fitness product, launched in early 2008, followed later that
year by StepTrakLite, AWare’s first consumer offering and one of the
most popular health and fitness applications for the Apple iPhone.

Source: Analogic Corporation

Analogic Corporation
Mark Namaroff, 978-326-4058
Director of
Strategic Marketing and Investor Relations