The Power of Conversation

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

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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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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Why Voice? Why Now? Making the Case for Voice

Jan 17, 2018 By Bill Cava IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN Voice Experiences, 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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Voice Assistants Working with Mobile Apps

Jul 06, 2017 By Bill Rogers IN IoT, IN apps, IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Voice Experiences, IN Google Home, IN Mobile Apps

Over the last two years we’ve experienced the impact of voice assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home, which are providing a new channel for users to engage with their favorite applications such as the news, weather, sports, Wikipedia, Uber, Spotify, and Fitbit.  The internet of things (IoT) is enabling voice assistance to be embedded in products and is providing an easier way to engage...

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Which Alexa device is right for home healthcare?

Jun 16, 2017 By Bill Cava IN Healthcare, IN home care, IN amazon alexa, IN amazon echo

Since Alexa (Amazon’s voice control system) and Echo (Amazon’s first Alexa-driven device) were brought out late in 2014, Amazon introduced a number of different members to the Alexa device family. This can make for some confusion. ZDNet had a recent article that asked the question “Which Alexa is right for you?” that’s aimed at consumers. We thought we’d take things one step further and look...

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Echo Show: the power of show and tell

Amazon’s recent announcement of Echo Show – a touchscreen device with Alexa voice technology built in – got a generally favorable reception, but in that reception I observed two things:

  1. The focus on Echo Show’s video calling capabilities (often to the exclusion of all else).
  2. The immediate comparisons asking the question, "how is it any different than iPad with Siri?"

In other words, what’s...

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The Power of Voice Part 2: How Voice Assistants Can Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Part 1 "The Power of Voice Experiences for Elderly in Home Healthcare" outlines the differnt voice technologies available and how they can help with the elderly and home healthcare. 

Digital technology holds great promise for delivering improved health outcomes. That promise is, of course, already being realized. For just one “proof point:” three years ago, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...

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Amazon Alexa at CES 2017: Implications for Healthcare

The press releases and news stories have been pouring in from CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week and Amazon Alexa appears to have dominated the show.

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