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Lab of the Future: Smart Digital Technologies

By LabTwin Team
Jun 23, 2020

Smart, integrated technologies can help scientists streamline workflows, lower error rates and save time. The Lab of the Future is becoming a reality as scientists start to leverage voice-activated and machine learning tools to automate mundane tasks and digitize laboratory records.

Consumers are used to smart voice-activated technologies in day-to-day life. These tools can help with anything from finding the right music to navigating a car. Consumers can perform any number of mundane tasks, such as setting up appointments, checking the weather and finding directions, simply by asking a smart device. Voice-activated digital technologies are now available to researchers, bringing similar benefits into the lab environment.

Scientists spend up to 80% of their time at the bench with no easy way to record results or access information.

“This disconnect at the bench between scientists and their data was our initial inspiration for creating LabTwin’s voice-activated digital lab assistant. We wanted to enable real-time documentation and data access at the very point of experimentation,” said Magdalena Paluch, Co-founder and CEO, LabTwin.

Before starting work on our digital lab assistant, the LabTwin team visited more than 100 research laboratories. We spoke with scientists and lab managers about the biggest problems they face in the lab. Scientists faced real challenges trying to collect data, record results and access information while they worked at the bench. They were grappling with data transcription errors, reproducibility challenges, and fragmented information. Researchers also had to constantly interrupt experiments to record data.

LabTwin’s voice-activated digital lab assistant is part of a new generation of user-centric digital lab tools specifically designed to move with scientists as they work. With LabTwin, scientists can take notes, in real time, simply by speaking. LabTwin automatically transcribes all voice notes, allowing complete lab digitization, so researchers don’t miss vital details. This is especially useful when working on multiple experiments throughout the day or working in sterile or dark environments.Lab of The Future scientist using LabTwin Digital Lab Assistant

LabTwin can also integrate with external databases and lab informatics to provide scientists with accurate information at the point of experimentation. Furthermore, our voice-activated digital lab assistant helps improve reproducibility and compliance by talking scientists step-by-step through protocols and allowing researchers to instantly note any protocol changes or deviations.

Read this ebook to learn more about how you can streamline your research workflows with smart digital technologies like LabTwin.

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