GOOGLE HOME- a Hands-free help from the Google Assistant.

By lavinaagarwal |Email | Apr 12, 2018 | 15396 Views

Get answers, play songs, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment and control your smart home with just your voice. Thats how cool, Google's new offerig feels like. 

The smart speaker wars are heating up. First, it was Amazon's Echo with its Alexa personal assistant and now it's Google's Home with Google Assistant. The Google home is rapidly gaining traction in the market. According to The Big G, the company has now sold in excess of 10 million units with Google Assistant being available inside more than 400 million additional devices, including phones, tablets, TVs and speakers.

So getting a basic idea of the newest product from Google which is in full swing and has finally hit the Indian market. These speakers enable users to speak voice commands to network with services through Google's intelligent personal assistant called Google Assistant. A huge number of facilities, both home and third-party; the Google home are integrated, letting users to listen to music, control playback of videos or photos, or receive news updates entirely by voice. 

The devices also have incorporated support for home automation, letting users control smart home appliances with their voice. Numerous Google Home devices can be placed in different rooms in a home for synchronized playback of music, as additional way of using it. Google announced multiple updates to Google Home's functionality, comprising: free hands-free phone calling; proactive updates ahead of planned events; visual retorts on mobile devices or Chrome cast-enabled televisions; Bluetooth audio streaming; and the skill to add cues and calendar schedules.

Facilitates looking at and connecting with our patients. Patients hate when their physician continually looks at a computer or tablet, and this behavior degrades the physician-patient relationship. Smart speakers facilitate charting data and accessing information while continuing to make eye contact with the patient.
The need for sterility. Accessing information in the sterile operating room is cumbersome, and surgeons are essentially robbed of the ability to use standard desktop/smartphone technologies. This is solved beautifully by the smart speaker.

Uniquely low friction information retrieval. Healthcare providers face crushing workloads, and there is a premium on immediate information accessed seamlessly. Sure, I could take 3 minutes to look up the Fleischner criteria, but it is much better if I can simply 'ask the room' and get an answer in 5 seconds. Furthermore, new Google Home apps are immediately available without the need for a separate download and the management of 100 fragmented applications.

The power of conversation. We are innately programmed to interact with the world through conversation, and well-crafted conversational software is exceptionally intuitive and easy to use. This may be particularly useful for older patients/physicians that dislike traditional GUIs.

Source: HOB