Gizmodo are reporting that the range topping ‘Moto X’ Smartphone from Google-owned Motorola will feature “Open Mic” – an always-on ambiant microphone app that will enable the phone to be more aware of it’s environment and be operated via voice commands.
Here’s a few mHealth opportunities that will arrive with an always listening Smartphone:
> Listening for smoke alarms eg. to amplify the alarm for a Patient with hearing impairment.
> Listening for medical device interactions eg. updating an EHR by capturing data from a ‘speaking’ weigh scale.
> Listening for health behaviours eg. updating EHR with coughing frequency/intensity
> Listening for medication adherence eg. the opening of a pill box cap being opened
> Behaviour monitoring eg. using natural voice to enable the recording of a Patients mood
> Listening to us exercising eg. imagine S Health being able to sense you were on a treadmill.
> Listening to our activity to help influence behaviour eg. to add more data like media consumption habits to an app like Sleep X
Can you think of any more?