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Weekly Digest: Bamboo Learning Alexa Skill and Orbita’s New Patient Outreach Module
Zuma launches smart speaker that doubles as ceiling lights
Zuma, a UK and San Francisco-based technology company introduced Lumisonic, a voice-controlled smart speaker integrated into a ceiling light fixture. According to the makers, the new device features a loudspeaker and a low-energy LED light that creates a circadian rhythm and mood lighting experience. Via Apple Insider.
Orbita adds a new patient outreach module to its platform
The new communication module from Orbita integrates proactive messaging with intelligent virtual assistants “to automate outreach for patient education, notification, scheduling, and more.” The newly added communication features are to help deliver intelligent, bot-powered virtual healthcare assistance over text message, email, and automated phone calls. Among the new features is the ability to automatically «cascade» through communication channels to ensure patients are reached on their preferred device. Via PR News Wire.
Xiaomi patents new smart speaker with a rollable screen
Filed in China in March 2020 and approved this week, the new Xiaomi design patent is in its essence a smart speaker that doubles as a smartphone. The cylindrical device in the patent reminds smart speakers of today: it comes with a single button mounted up top, a camera array at the rear, and a roll-out display that unfurls from the cylinder when necessary. Via Android Authority.
Bamboo Learning launches educational Alexa Skill
Bamboo Learning, a voice-based educational technology startup, introduced a new educational Alexa Skill for kids from kindergarten through fifth grade. The eponymous skill offers lessons on reading, language arts, and math while making it possible for families to enroll multiple kids in different grades to take part in the lessons. Via Voicebot.ai.