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Popular Use Cases of Voice-Activated Digital Assistants in R&D Labs

Guru Singh
Guru Singh May 29, 2020

Voice-activated digital lab assistants allow scientists to record data and access information while they are running experiments, validating equipment and processes, or managing lab instruments and samples. LabTwin recently hosted a webinar discussing how scientists are currently using voice assistants to improve data capture, lower error rates, and make lab work more efficient.

Bruce Demofsky, Director of Scientific Technical Services, Avantor, believes that voice-activated digital assistants will play a central role in the Lab of the Future. “Voice is a portable, low-cost solution allowing scientists to take contemporaneous notes – it’s the paper notebook of the future. Voice tools also allow scientists to control instruments, access different databases, and get feedback and guidance on a result.” 

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Matthias Freundel, Group Leader, Fraunhofer IPA, agrees. “Now, people want the same experience they have at home in the lab – user-centric applications that give them an easy way to get information from a database. People no longer want to take their tablet and type in what they want. Voice is faster and more natural for people.”


Scientists can use voice-activated digital lab assistants in every aspect of lab work, including method development, microscopy, cell culture, surgery and quality control. Voice assistants can help scientists to record results, access information, perform calculations, handle instruments and manage inventory, in real-time, from anywhere in the lab and enable digital transformation and lab automation.  


Magdalena Paluch, LabTwin’s CEO, sees voice as a central point of control for scientists. “The Internet of Things and the connected lab is already here. Voice is about giving scientists rapid access to any instrument or data in the lab.”


To learn more about popular use cases of voice technology and the Lab of the Future, watch this webinar.



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