How AI Voice Assistants Can Revolutionize Health

The next health revolution is in your voice

The vision for this future is to unlock the human voice as a meaningful measurement of health. AI voice assistants can transform speech into a vital sign, enabling early detection and predictions of oncoming conditions. Similar to how temperature is an indicator of fever, vocal biomarkers can provide us with a more complete picture of our health.

Global problems in mental health to solve

One in four people globally will be affected by major or minor mental health issues at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, or others, placing mental health among the leading cause of ill-health worldwide. Many of these issues are preventable if detected and treated early, however, nearly two-thirds of people with ill-health do not seek nor receive appropriate help.

Voice as a biomarker for health

Spoken communication encodes a wealth of information. Only recently has research and technology intersected to enable the use of our own voice to be one of the most effective biomarkers of health.

“Think about how much precision and coordination of muscles and brain regions are involved to produce voice, and various diseases can subtly or acutely affect one’s voice and use of language.”

— Dr. Ghomi, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

Scientific research is validating voice as a biomarker. Some key findings:

  • Acoustic features linked to psychiatric disorders such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders [1]
  • **Vocal biomarker is associated with hospitalization and mortality among heart failure patients **[2]
  • **Vocal biomarkers linked to depression severity and treatment response **[3]

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How AI Voice Assistants Can Revolutionize Health
Dejah  Reinger

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How AI Voice Assistants Can Revolutionize Health

The next health revolution is in your voice

The vision for this future is to unlock the human voice as a meaningful measurement of health. AI voice assistants can transform speech into a vital sign, enabling early detection and predictions of oncoming conditions. Similar to how temperature is an indicator of fever, vocal biomarkers can provide us with a more complete picture of our health.

Global problems in mental health to solve

One in four people globally will be affected by major or minor mental health issues at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, or others, placing mental health among the leading cause of ill-health worldwide. Many of these issues are preventable if detected and treated early, however, nearly two-thirds of people with ill-health do not seek nor receive appropriate help.

Voice as a biomarker for health

Spoken communication encodes a wealth of information. Only recently has research and technology intersected to enable the use of our own voice to be one of the most effective biomarkers of health.

“Think about how much precision and coordination of muscles and brain regions are involved to produce voice, and various diseases can subtly or acutely affect one’s voice and use of language.”

— Dr. Ghomi, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

Scientific research is validating voice as a biomarker. Some key findings:

  • Acoustic features linked to psychiatric disorders such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders [1]
  • Vocal biomarker is associated with hospitalization and mortality among heart failure patients [2]
  • Vocal biomarkers linked to depression severity and treatment response [3]

Vocal biomarkers are medical signs coming from features in our voice, similar to other biomarkers like pulse and blood pressure. Capturing and analyzing subtle changes in our voice: pitch, intensity, vocal tract coordination, jitters, shimmers, tremors, pauses, etc., creates a range of health measurements that provide a more complete picture of our health in seconds.

#voice-assistant #artificial-intelligence #technology #mental-health #health #ai

Erwin  Boyer

Erwin Boyer

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Indian AI-based Mental Health App Wysa Receives Funding From Google Assistant

Wysa, an Indian-based AI-enabled mental health application, has announced that the startup has secured an undisclosed amount of investment from the Google Assistant Fund.

Launched in 2018, the Google Assistant Investments program was designed to assist early-stage startups in advancing their digital assistant ecosystem and innovating new ideas. Wysa has also recently topped the list of best apps in India for 2020.

Wysa was also among the first startups to be included in the Google For Startups launchpad program in India in 2018.

#news #ai-based chatbot #chatbot mental health #chatbots #google assistant #google assistant fund #mental health #mental health apps #mental health chatbots #wysa #wysa funded by google assistant fund #wysa funding

How AI Voice Assistants Can Revolutionize Health

The next health revolution is in your voice

The vision for this future is to unlock the human voice as a meaningful measurement of health. AI voice assistants can transform speech into a vital sign, enabling early detection and predictions of oncoming conditions. Similar to how temperature is an indicator for fever, vocal biomarkers can provide us with a more complete picture of our health.

Global problems in mental health to solve

One in four people globally will be affected by major or minor mental health issues at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, or others, placing mental health among the leading cause of ill-health worldwide. Many of these issues are preventable if detected and treated early, however, nearly two-thirds of people with ill-health do not seek nor receive appropriate help.

#voice-assistant #artificial-intelligence #technology #mental-health #ai

How AI Voice Assistants Can Revolutionize Health

The next health revolution is in your voice

The vision for this future is to unlock the human voice as a meaningful measurement of health. AI voice assistants can transform speech into a vital sign, enabling early detection and predictions of oncoming conditions. Similar to how temperature is an indicator of fever, vocal biomarkers can provide us with a more complete picture of our health.

Global problems in mental health to solve

One in four people globally will be affected by major or minor mental health issues at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, or others, placing mental health among the leading cause of ill-health worldwide. Many of these issues are preventable if detected and treated early, however, nearly two-thirds of people with ill-health do not seek nor receive appropriate help.

Voice as a biomarker for health

Spoken communication encodes a wealth of information. Only recently has research and technology intersected to enable the use of our own voice to be one of the most effective biomarkers of health.

“Think about how much precision and coordination of muscles and brain regions are involved to produce voice, and various diseases can subtly or acutely affect one’s voice and use of language.”

— Dr. Ghomi, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

Scientific research is validating voice as a biomarker. Some key findings:

  • Acoustic features linked to psychiatric disorders such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders [1]
  • **Vocal biomarker is associated with hospitalization and mortality among heart failure patients **[2]
  • **Vocal biomarkers linked to depression severity and treatment response **[3]

#voice-assistant #artificial-intelligence #technology #mental-health #ai

George  Koelpin

George Koelpin

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Voice AI Redefines The Future Of Patient Interactions

In the past decade, the fundamental structure of healthcare management has changed radically. The industry has become more consumer-driven with a focus on providing personalised patient care. On the other hand, the pressure on healthcare delivery due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is exploding. The exacerbating impact of the crises has resulted in a new set of challenges for the industry. However, the healthcare infrastructure is strengthening steadily with digital innovations that will have an indescribable impact on patient outcomes.

With automated processes, Artificial Intelligence is paving the way for technologically advanced healthcare space. Many healthcare practitioners are embracing the potential of AI in delivering more responsive and personalised care to their patients. It disrupts the conventional approach of delivering medical treatments to simplify the lives of doctors, patients, and hospitals.

One of the biggest trends is image recognition-based diagnostics that ensures accuracy and accessibility in identifying the disease, and plan the medical treatment while creating cost and time efficiency. Furthermore, by integrating deep learning, AI also helps in detecting cancer more accurately. The implementation of AI is beyond diagnostics which transforms the delivery approach through smart EMR based clinical support to manage medical records to creating digital prescriptions through Voice AI.

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