The Power of Conversation

Transforming Digital Healthcare through the Power of Voice Assistants, Chat Bots, and Conversational Experiences.

Designing For Voice: The Power of Prototyping

Dec 27, 2018 By Bill Cava IN voice-first, IN Voice Experiences, IN DIY AI, IN Orbita Prototype


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Will Voice Replace Your Website?: Six Tips for Content Management in a Voice-First World

No, not really. Voice will not replace your website. At least not any time soon. But by now, it should be obvious that we’re entering a new era of digital experiences. An era where voice assistants, chatbots, and other virtual, conversational assistants will work in confluence with traditional Web and mobile applications.   

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2018 Voice.Health Hackathon Success: What Happens in Boston Shouldn’t Stay Only in Boston!

Oct 30, 2018 By Orbita Team IN voice-first, IN Voice Experiences, IN connected health

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, dozens of digitally savvy individuals gathered at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Boston for the 2018 Voice Hackathon, an event offered in conjunction with the 2018 Voice.Health Summit hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). Kudos to Michael Docktor, MD, and Kate Donovan, PhD, MBA, MS, co-founders of BCH Hacking Pediatrics, for creating such an inspiring...

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The Boston Buzz: Highlights from Voice.Health Summit, October 17, 2018

Oct 26, 2018 By Orbita Team IN voice-first, IN Healthcare, IN Voice Experiences, IN Voice technology

The promising role of voice in healthcare took center stage just one week ago at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center thanks to Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH.) Visionary professionals from the BCH Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator planned and hosted an exceptional event, bringing together esteemed experts, entrepreneurs, and engineers – all focused on pioneering voice transformation...

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Clinical Trial Shows the Benefit of Voice in Disease Management

Jun 19, 2018 By Bill Cava IN voice-first, IN Voice Experiences, IN Voice technology, IN connected health, IN adherence

In a recent post, I gave a hypothetical example showing how voice could be an effective tool in a variety of healthcare scenarios a single patient may experience. In this blog post, I’m going to discuss a recent clinical trial in which a voice assistant was used to monitor people with diabetes to study the usefulness of voice in a specific population.

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Errant Alexa Communications Are Rare. The Benefit of Voice in Healthcare is Real

Cell phone pocket calls occur every day, with the first “butt dial” likely happening shortly after the very first person thought it was a good idea to stuff his or her phone into a back pocket and sit.

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From Prevention to Administration, Examples of Voice Assistant Use in Healthcare

In past posts, we’ve talked generally about the role of voice in healthcare. This post will be more specific. It will follow the journey of a patient who, at various points, requires information and some level of interaction with people and institutions in her healthcare sphere. This patient is living in the hopefully not-too-distance future when voice assistants play a larger role in...

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Leveraging Conversational Experiences to Address Aging-in-Place Needs of Older Adults

Recently, Aging 2.0, a global network focused on a collaborative, lifestyle-oriented, opportunity-driven approach to aging, published information on eight areas that present the biggest challenges and opportunities for people to “age in place,” or stay in their homes as they get older.

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5 Applications of Voice Assistants in Healthcare

Jan 30, 2018 By Bill Cava IN Voice technology, IN voice assistants, IN connected health, IN Healthcare

Previous blog posts have noted that voice is a natural interface for communicating our thoughts and ideas. Recent innovations have made voice an obvious choice for interacting with computers and the internet. For the elderly and people who have dexterity or sight issues, using voice removes a barrier to accessing these staples of everyday life. As you can imagine, these are the same people who...

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Why Voice? Why Now? Making the Case for Voice

Jan 17, 2018 By Bill Cava IN Voice Experiences, IN voice assistants, IN amazon alexa, IN Google Home

Say this question to yourself: Why voice? There. In the less than one second it took you to say it, you’ve answered the question. In this blog post, we’ll dig into the question, the answer, and why we believe voice is quickly becoming the new touch -- the next major interface.

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