Orbita, a provider of software solutions for connected home healthcare, has announced a tool for creating and managing intelligent voice-powered home health assistants based on the Amazon Echo voice platform.
The company’s Voice Experience Designer is a graphical tool for creating and managing voice assistants to support and enhance the care of individuals at home. With the Orbita solution, healthcare providers can easily build and deploy voice-powered applications for a variety of home health scenarios, including treatment and medication adherence, caregiver coordination, pain management and patient monitoring.
Bill Rogers, Orbita founder and CEO, said devices like the Amazon Echo have changed how people perceive and use voice assistants.
“Instead of requiring someone to speak into a smartphone, the Echo offers an array of sensitive microphones and a built-in speaker,” Rogers said. “It’s ‘always on/always listening’ capabilities bring powerful advantages to home care needs.”
“We believe that voice assistant technologies delivered through connected devices like the Amazon Echo are the future of care journey management for home health care,” said Rogers. “Making them mainstream requires integration with existing health care systems and mapping the voice experiences to established care protocols. Orbita created our Voice Experience Designer to simplify the creation of voice-powered healthcare applications that are secure, robust, and fully integrated with existing systems.”