The Next Stage Podcast

Conversations with robots and the Star Trek tricorder

May 24, 2022 The Next Stage Podcast
The Next Stage Podcast
Conversations with robots and the Star Trek tricorder
Show Notes

What does the future of healthcare look like? In some cases, it’s almost like science fiction has become a reality. Mental health and wellness is entering this realm with therapeutic chatbots like Woebot Health. Founder Alison Darcy talks about the importance of clinical validation and how studies have shown that Woebot can not only engage deeply with users but also develop a bond of trust with them, often allowing them to broach topics they may not feel comfortable discussing with a human therapist.

Meanwhile, the ultrasound machine is getting a makeover. Nevada Sanchez, co-founder of Butterfuly network talks about shrinking it down into a device that plugs into an iPhone, making medical imaging more affordable and accessible. This device is a  little like the medical tridcorder from Star Trek in that it can scan the entire body and, with AI on board, it can make sense of the scan in minutes.

Nevada Sanchez, co-founder & VP of core technology at Butterfly Network and Alison Darcy, founder of Woebot Health, were in conversation with Rob Pegoraro of USA Today on the HealthConf stage at Web Summit 2021.

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