Alexa Answers Health Questions in the U.K.

Alexa Answers Health Questions in the U.K.

Digital voice assistants already help with timely information in a variety of healthcare environments. Amazon’s Alexa helps ambulance attendants follow protocols in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Alexa assists GoodRx members looking for the best price for...
ClientBot Accelerates Talk Therapist Training

ClientBot Accelerates Talk Therapist Training

Mental health treatment plans can involve medication and other physical treatment options, but talk therapy remains a nearly universal component. In the 1960s, MIT AI Laboratory’s Joseph Weizenbaum wrote the ELIZA program to talk with patients as a reflective...
Sensor Networks Create Smart Skin [video]

Sensor Networks Create Smart Skin [video]

In 2015 we reported forecasts that smart clothing applications would rise rapidly by 2020 but the bulk of the applications would be fitness-oriented, not associated with healthcare. In 2018 Juniper Research predicted connected clothing would top 7 million units in...
Artificial Muscles for Humans and Their Robots

Artificial Muscles for Humans and Their Robots

The concept of artificial muscles is intriguing. Whether the purpose of lab-sourced musculature is greater strength or enhanced mobility for humans or robots, the idea is easy to grasp and the prospects are inspiring. We’ve written about researchers at the...