Better Edge : A Northwestern Medicine podcast for physicians
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Using Voice-Controlled Personal Assistants to Reduce Social Isolation
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Using Voice-Controlled Personal Assistants to Reduce Social Isolation

using-voice-controlled-personal-assistants-to-reduce-social-isolationIn this Better Edge podcast, Katherine T. O’Brien, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern Medicine, discusses research she recently presented at the 2021 American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting regarding the use of voice-controlled intelligent personal assistants by homebound older adults. Dr. O’Brien shares her findings on how technology can play a role in reducing social isolation, as well as the benefits and challenges of using these types of devices.

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