Amazon powers Livongo’s new voice-enabled hypertension tool

MedCity News featured Livongo’s announcement of its new voice-enabled hypertension system powered by Amazon Lex and Amazon Polly. 

March 1, 2019 by: Erin Dietsche

Livongo Health, a digital health business focused on chronic disease management, has revealed a new voice-enabled blood pressure monitoring system, the company announced Thursday.

The tool is powered by Amazon Lex, a service for building conversational interfaces into an application using voice and text, and Amazon Polly, a service that turns text into speech.

The Mountain View, California company’s “cuff to cloud” experience lets users upload blood pressure readings to Livongo’s AI+AI engine. Following the blood pressure check, the engine will give a personalized voice “health nudge” to members. For instance, if the user has a high blood pressure reading, he or she might hear a voice nudge recommending they alter their nutrition to lower their sodium intake.

Read MedCity News’ full article about Livongo’s new voice-enabled hypertension system powered by Amazon Lex and Amazon Polly here.