Latest in Medicine

Image credit:

Amazon's Alexa will give medical advice from the NHS

'Alexa, how do I treat a migraine?'
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Andrew Matthews - PA Images via Getty Images

The NHS has teamed up with Amazon to bring its health information to Alexa. As part of the NHS' long term plan to make its services available digitally, users will soon be able to ask Alexa questions such as "Alex, how do I treat a migraine?" or "Alexa, what are the symptoms of chicken pox?" Alexa will then provide information drawn directly from the NHS website.

Heralded as a world first, the collaboration is designed to help patients -- such as the elderly and blind -- who can't access the internet through traditional means, which could reduce pressure on the NHS and local GPs. Plus, of course, by linking directly to official and reliable NHS information, users are less likely to stumble upon random medical advice -- anyone who's ever Googled their symptoms knows how much of a minefield that can be.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
The second-gen Eve V may take on the Surface Pro again in 2021

The second-gen Eve V may take on the Surface Pro again in 2021

View
The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm's latest premium CPU for smartphones

The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm's latest premium CPU for smartphones

View
The 'lost' Superman PlayStation game has appeared in public

The 'lost' Superman PlayStation game has appeared in public

View
The best laptop deals we found for Cyber Monday

The best laptop deals we found for Cyber Monday

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr