What You Should Know:
– This week, Amazon announced the launch of its new Symptom Checker for Alexa devices and provide a list of possible medical conditions for common ailments like fever, rash, stomachache, runny nose, and headaches to help you make better-informed decisions about your health.
– This symptom checker experience was inspired by the COVID-19 self-checker feature that Alexa teams was launched in March 2020.
Alexa, Check My Symptoms
As part of this conversational experience, Alexa will ask you a series of questions to better understand your individual situation. Alexa will then share a set of possible causes for your symptoms and basic information about each cause, utilizing clinical care guidelines provided by Amazon Care. This feature is designed to provide information for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
To get started, just say, “Alexa, check my symptoms,” and explain the symptoms and severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. Based on responses, Alexa will provide users with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) given your risk level and symptoms.