Hospitals are looking for the killer Amazon Alexa appJun 18, 2017
Amazon Echo devices are fun and useful applications for consumers in the home. But in the hospital, such voice recognition technology has the potential to save lives.
Developers at top hospitals and medical clinics across the country are tinkering with Amazon Alexa and other voice technologies for a variety of applications. Some are working with Alexa to deliver routine medical information to patients at home; others are using it to help surgeons complete lists of tasks.
“There are some massive voice applications that will be built for health enterprises,” John Brownstein, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, told CNBC.
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