Make It Conversational

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

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

Mar 14, 2018 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Caregivers, IN home care, IN Care, IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN Patient Engagement, IN Voice Experiences, IN voice-first, IN long-term care

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 | Chief Product Officer at Orbita 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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Will Voice Assistants and Bots replace Websites and Mobile Apps?

Nov 16, 2017 By Bill Rogers | CEO at Orbita IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Voice Experiences, IN Messaging Bots

Natural language refers to the way we, that is humans, communicate with each other.  Namely, speech and text. For computers, natural language used to be hard because it is messy, full of nuance and context. Only in the last few years has it been possible with deep Learning AI and Natural Language Processing to extract the meaning out of speech or text with high accuracy. Bots and Voice...

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Voice Assistants Working with Mobile Apps

Jul 06, 2017 By Bill Rogers | CEO at Orbita 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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Is Your Web Content Voice Ready?

Jun 30, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Web Content Management, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Voice Experiences

The Voice Experience Takes Off

Voice recognition has been around for a long time – since the early 1950’s, when initial systems could recognize spoken numbers – but it’s really only in the past few years, with the advent of voice assistants, that we’ve really seen the power and potential of the voice technology taking off.  And taking off it is, through voice experiences in which humans...

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Echo Show: the power of show and tell

May 24, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN connected health, IN amazon alexa, IN Voice technology, IN amazon echo, IN Echo Show, IN Voice Experiences

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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