April 12, 2021
Speech data collected from older adults could help determine the risk of driving accidents, according to a new study out of Japan.
Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the study found that drivers age 60 and up who experienced accidents or near accidents had changes in their speech features indicating cognitive impairments. Researchers also found that the algorithms used to...
February 9, 2021
Nuance Communications, the Boston-based maker of various conversational artificial intelligence tools for healthcare, announced yesterday that it has acquired Saykara, a Seattle startup that specializes in mobile AI clinical documentation. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Saykara's lead product is an AI assistant named Kara. During an in-person or virtual visit, doctors can use Kara to...
September 16, 2020
Over the last five years we’ve seen Apple Watch progressively move into the healthcare space. For the most part the tech has been a vessel for consumers to find out insights about their bodies. However, as was referenced during Apple’s September 2020 keynote address, its use case has rapidly expanded, and the company has worked with startups to include provider-facing tools.
In fact, Notable, an...
March 4, 2020
This morning voice-enabled digital assistant Suki scored $20 million Series B funding. The new infusion of cash was led by Flare Capital Partners with participation from Breyer Capital, Epsilon Health, First Round Capital and Venrock. This news comes roughly two years after the startup raked in its first $20 million in Series A financing.
As part of the funding announcement, Suki revealed that...
September 19, 2019
A year and a half after emerging from stealth mode, AI-enable workflow management tool Robin Healthcare announced a $11.5 million Series A funding round, bringing the company’s total funding pot to $15 million. The latest round was led by Northwest Venture Partners.
The company also revealed that former cofounder and CTO of Siri Tom Gruber will be joining the company as a formal advisor.
April 4, 2019
Earlier this morning, Amazon announced in a blog post that its voice-based Alexa platform now supports the development of software that communicates HIPAA-protected health information through an invite-only Alexa Skills Kit program.
To kick off the new capability, the company also highlighted the launch of six new Alexa skills built by healthcare providers and other stakeholders. Each is designed...
March 27, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio-based patient and provider engagement company PatientPoint is teaming up with the American Medical Association to help improve the prevention, identification and management of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As part of the collaboration, the tech company will be disseminating AMA-developed chronic disease education and engagement content through its point of care...