Goutham has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Göttingen and now researches the molecular basis of neurodegeneration and Parkinson's disease at the Philipp University of Marburg in Germany. We caught up with Goutham to find out why he decided to adopt LabTwin’s voice-activated digital lab assistant to help with his experiments.Why did you decide to start using LabTwin’s digital lab assistant?
Because it's hands-free and it makes the life of scientists and lab
personnel way better and easier. Researchers only need to talk to LabTwin to collect relevant scientific information while performing sensitive tasks.
How were you managing lab documentation before LabTwin?
Before LabTwin, I often had to stop experiments and take off my safety
outfit in order to be able to write down my observations. This took a lot of time
and energy. Often this also resulted in losing concentration and focus while doing experiments.
Was LabTwin’s voice-powered digital lab assistant easy to set up? Is it easy to use?
The setup is easy and the specs are very attractive in the app. LabTwin is easy to use and apply to my needs so far.
What do you like most about LabTwin?
LabTwin lets me collect data while performing experiments without needing to touch my mobile phone, pen or paper.
What features would you like us to add to LabTwin’s digital lab assistant?
Maybe it can read out information to scientists as well as collecting information. (Note from the author: LabTwin recently launched a read-back feature for protocols).
What benefits has LabTwin provided for your research?
It has provided me with precious time, helps me save paper, supports me preparing my SOPs, facilitates sharing my findings with other colleagues, just to mention a few.
What kind of work would you say the digital lab assistant is suited for?
The digital assistant is suited for scientific work performed by lab personnel, researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines, students working at the bench, among others. I believe it could also be used to collect reports during meetings.
What are your thoughts on LabTwin's impact on research efficiency and reproducibility?
With LabTwin, you can instantly share experimental findings and compare results with your national and international work colleagues in real time. This improved collaboration will lead to better research efficiency.
In your opinion, how will a voice-powered product like LabTwin contribute to the Lab of the Future?
It is amazing support for scientists and it’s free for academics! What else could a scientist ask for?