/Tag:health chatbot

The doctor won’t see you now

On weekends I sometimes have time to read the newspaper. And I relish those moments, especially if they come with a bowl of milky coffee, a croissant and a few hours in my usual coffee house. The news itself is often not quite as delightful. The author of a full page feature* details how frustrated [...]

The doctor won’t see you now 2019-05-24T10:05:39+00:00

Turn me on

The question I get asked most often is this: do people really want to talk to a piece of code? If they know there isn’t a real person at the other end of the line, why should they care. Relationships and personal connection are the core of what we focus on in our product development. [...]

Turn me on 2019-05-24T09:57:56+00:00

Enjoy each other

In one of my last blog post I wrote about how connectedness can help monkeys survive adversity. If you’ve not read it, do. It’s short and features yellow baboons! Wondering about the implications on humans I came across an article* on the Harvard Study of Adult Development. The study tracks the health of 268 Harvard [...]

Enjoy each other 2019-05-17T14:16:12+00:00

Keeping my New Year’s Resolution

It is almost officially Spring. This can be a good time to look back at the New Year’s resolutions and the progress you have made. Well, if you are among the ones who like to set them and have problems sticking to them, you are not alone. As part of the NY resolutions, my [...]

Keeping my New Year’s Resolution 2019-04-09T15:34:06+00:00

Monkey Business

The other day I read an article about monkeys*. Yellow baboons from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, to be precise. Scientists have been observing them, measuring them and mapping their behavior since 1971. Nearly 40 years worth of monkey business. The median life span of a baboon is 18.5 years. Some baboons have it [...]

Monkey Business 2019-04-09T15:33:51+00:00

Lost in Translation

Last time I visited a doctor was a few months ago due to my stomach problems. I was procrastinating because I was a bit frustrated - I just moved to Germany and didn’t yet know how the healthcare system worked here, where to start looking for a doctor and what kind of doctor I actually [...]

Lost in Translation 2019-04-09T15:56:20+00:00

The Stories We Tell

Whether you’re reading a pamphlet at a doctor’s office or a blog post about chatbots, it can sometimes feel like a one-way street. The information is coming in (some of it useful, some maybe not so much) but as much as we might wish it, there is no way to ask the pamphlet for clarification [...]

The Stories We Tell 2019-04-09T16:00:07+00:00

Anyone Out There?

How was your commute this morning? If you are lucky, you got to ride your bike through a crisp autumn day. If you’re me, you were stuck on busy public transport with many other people. A good opportunity to share each others hardship? Hardly. Look around and you’ll see almost everyone looking down at the [...]

Anyone Out There? 2019-04-09T16:05:35+00:00