How to read medical reports using Apple’s Siri software
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Apple’s new Siri-powered voice-activated digital assistant may be just a month old, but its growing arsenal of tools are already giving doctors the tools they need to diagnose and treat diseases, report medical journals, and perform surgeries.
Apple’s Siri technology, which is currently enabled on iPhone, iPad, and Macs, is the brainchild of Dr. Yann LeCun, a professor of medicine at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Apple recently announced a collaboration with Columbia’s John Hopkins University to integrate Siri into its Health app.
The integration is the latest step in Apple’s attempt to make its voice-controlled assistant more accessible and easier to use.
Apple has been working with doctors to add voice control to Apple Watch and the iPhone to give patients a clearer, more intuitive experience, according to a report from Forbes.
The first Apple Watch app, Siri, added voice control in January of 2016, and Siri is still the company’s most popular voice-enabled assistant.
Siri on the iPhone has been the most-used voice-based assistant in the U.S. since the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were launched in November 2015.
The company says the average user of Siri has used the technology more than 1.4 million times.
According to the report, Siri can be used to:• Tell patients to take a pill, get a blood pressure reading, or give a patient an app to take blood pressure medication.• Help with surgery or exam requests, such as “check my iPhone,” “check the iPhone,” or “listening to my phone.”• Set reminders and messages to help patients remember appointments, appointments to see, and appointments to call.• Show a patient’s favorite color and check the color in the settings.• Answer a patient call and let the user call a friend to answer the call.
The ability to send text messages and messages on an iPhone is available for a limited time.• Send a voice command to a friend, such to set a time to go to a meeting, get ready for a trip, or even to go on a date.
The new Siri technology is similar to Google’s “taptic engine” in the Google Glass glasses, which Apple says helps users feel a lot of touch on their eyes.
Apple and Google also partnered in October of 2016 to add a “tap” function to the iPhone.
With this feature, Siri is able to tell a user to turn the phone on or off, tap to confirm, or tap to dismiss.
The company’s Siri interface has been a major focus for doctors since Apple acquired the search giant in 2014.
Dr. LeCUN says Siri’s new features are intended to provide a more intuitive interface for patients.
Apple also recently introduced an app for Siri-enabled iPhones called SiriKit, which allows patients to tap into the Apple’s virtual assistant to ask questions or ask questions of their own.
LeConun and Pascual-Leone, who are also partners with Apple, have released a new study on how SiriKit can be useful for physicians.
Apple is also rolling out an update to its voice assistant in April of 2017 that includes an updated “Ask Siri” feature.
Siri will now ask the user for their iPhone ID and “Ask Google for a list of questions” to be answered.
Users can also tap into SiriKit to see how Siri works.
The next step in Siri’s integration with Apple Watch is to enable the app to be used as a voice assistant for Siri to ask the Siri-controlled iPhone questions about a patient, the report said.
The next step will also be to make Siri a “one-tap” voice assistant, meaning the voice-driven assistant can ask the patient a question by simply saying it.
According the report:Apple Watch and Apple Music are the most popular apps for doctors to use Siri.
Siri can also be used for the same purpose for the new Health app, as Apple has already added a few voice commands to the Health app and is working on adding more.
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