The Power of Conversation

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

Which Alexa device is right for home healthcare?

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

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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New Voice Technology Worth Speaking To

If you needed proof that voice technology is hot, look no further than the number of new product offerings launching in the next few months.

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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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