What happens when you combine Citrix Octoblu‘s Internet of Things (IoT) platform with the Amazon Echo and Infermedica’s artificial intelligence healthcare diagnosis API? You get something that looks and feels like a next-generation, consumer-friendly, speech-based, “ask-a-doctor” medical application!

Using the Amazon Echo for speech input and output, Octoblu creates a conversation between a user/patient and Infermedica’s natural language processing (NLP), artificial intelligence (AI) medical knowledge-base API. Infermedica analyzes literature and patient records and draws conclusions from patient data to instruct Octoblu to ask the user/patient questions until a high probability of a medical diagnosis is determined.

Octoblu allows you to connect hundreds of systems, smart devices and wearables together to create next generation IoT applications in minutes using our simple drag-and-drop automation designer and flow computing engine. Here’s a screenshot of the Octoblu “ask-a-doctor” application automation:

Octoblu screenshot

Re-creating this application for yourself is simple. Here’s a link to our bluprint template that you can use to import this flow into your Octoblu account. For more information on connecting your Amazon Echo to Octoblu, checkout this Github doc and/or our Hackster article.

Have we got your attention now? You may also be interested the Citrix Workspace Hub for healthcare and Chris Witeck’s Healthcare IoT Opportunities article. Sign-up today for free with Octoblu and start automating your life and business!