This Los Angeles hospital pilots Alexa-enabled smart patient rooms


Alexa-enabled smart patient rooms: Hospitals are probably the best places to use smart speakers! Don’t you think so? Well, one of your thoughts has taken the shape as Cedars-Sinai, a non-profit hospital in Los Angeles is looking for entering into the world of smart to the patient rooms.

As to understand Alexa’s ability to make healthcare better, Cedars-Sinai has enabled more than 100 patient rooms, which have voice-assisted platforms called ‘Aiva’, the hospital has announced in its official blog.

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This smart-enabled platform allows patients to control their entertainment and interact hands-free with nurses. It is the world’s first patient-cantered voice-assisted device for hospitals.

Cedar-Sinai is running pilot where Smart Voice-enabled assistant Alexa of Amazon is at disposal of the patients with the help of Smart Speakers, which allows it to control their TVs, play music, check the weather, read the news, or call out nurses for help with medicine or use the restroom.

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Orders have been designed in such a way that the requests of the patient through Alexa are sent to the mobile phone of concerned caregiver. Only the registered nurse will receive pain medicine request while a bathroom request will be sent to a clinical partner.