Lenovo Partners with Orbita for Voice-Enabled Home Assistant

Lenovo Health is partnering with Orbita, a provider of connected home healthcare technologies, to introduce Virtual Care, a voice-enabled virtual home care solution.

Virtual Care is based on the Lenovo Smart Assistant, a voice-controlled speaker for the home that combines the power of the Amazon Alexa voice platform and Harman Kardon speaker technology, along with Orbita Voice, a voice experience manager for healthcare that builds on voice assistant platforms like Amazon Alexa to enable intuitive, patient-centric home care experiences.

The goal is for natural voice assistant technology to help patients with chronic and post-acute care needs be more fully engaged in their wellness at home, enhancing their ability to access and share information with providers, caregivers, and family members for improved care journey management, treatment adherence, and medication compliance.

"There is a significant gap in the delivery of care; it's not what happens when in front of your providers that's most important, but what happens at home, making it a care setting," said Tom Foley, director of global health solution strategy at Lenovo Health, in a statement. "Lenovo Health's Virtual Care solution aims to innovate the home and the manner in which one engages technology. Leveraging our voice and utilizing telehealth to interact with a patient's provider will transform the delivery of care model. Our collaboration with Orbita will allow us to achieve this vision."

"Voice is the user interface of the future and is transforming how we think about patient engagement in home healthcare," said Nathan Treloar, Orbita's president and chief operating officer, in a statement. "We're excited to work with the visionary team at Lenovo to showcase the newest in voice-enabled care coordination."

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