Amazon Alexa

Using Amazon Alexa in healthcare

Personal digital assistants such as Alexa can be a great boon for people in relation to boosting their health and wellbeing, especially those with long term conditions such as diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular issues and those who are isolated at home. Our digital reach programme has underpinned our allocation of Alexa Echo Shows to needy patients who can potentially benefit from them and appreciate their ability to make video calls to friends and family, access trusted information about their health and lifestyle, and fix regular reminders for taking medication. Take a look at the resources that we’ve produced to help support people to get the most out of their Alexas – flashcards; videos of people using it which we’ve uploaded on YouTube, a great ‘How to’ guide which you can download in the links below.

There are also links to a number of published articles about our projects to download here