Sweet talking: Voice technology and virtual assistants in clinical diabetes management

Samuel Tan, Farhad Fatehi

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Voice technology offers a range of novel and promising strategies for clinical diabetes management. Incorporation of voice-powered virtual assistants (such as Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana) into diabetes care programs has the potential to improve patient awareness and adherence; facilitate comprehensive provider-patient integration and data collection; and expedite consultations, procedures, and meal preparations. This study will present a qualitative literature review on existing and speculative applications of voice technology in diabetes care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201930 Aug 2019
Conference number: 17th

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
Abbreviated titleMEDINFO 2019


  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Mobile Applications
  • Speech Recognition Software

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