Make It Conversational

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

5 Applications of Voice Assistants in Healthcare

Jan 30, 2018 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Healthcare, IN connected health, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology

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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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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New Voice Technology Worth Speaking To

May 16, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Voice technology, IN amazon echo, IN Echo Look, IN Harman Kardon Invoke, IN Samsung’s Bixby, IN DIY AI, IN Echo Show

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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HIMSS17 - The Latest In Digital Healthcare Technology

Mar 07, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN connected experiences, IN connected health, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN Patient Engagement, IN HIMSS

It’s hard to sum up HIMSS17 – the healthcare IT conference held last month in Orlando – in just one blogpost, but (thanks to the articles linked here), we’ll give it a try.

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

Feb 27, 2017 By Bill Cava | Chief Product Officer at Orbita IN Healthcare, IN connected health, IN amazon alexa, IN voice assistants, IN Voice technology, IN amazon echo, IN Apple Siri

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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