Boston Children's Hospital has developed an app for the Echo speaker that can field questions about illnesses.
Parents could ask their Echo speaker questions like "My child has a fever of 101. Should I be concerned?" and the Amazon Echo could let parents know whether that's normal when a child has a cold or something to be worried about.
The Amazon Echo speaker can be loaded with a variety of applications, known as "skills," that give it extra features. Another example is a news function that reads out the latest headlines.
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