Voice Technology: Can it Help Me Take Better Care of Myself and My Baby?

Using Voice Technology in Underserved Populations

To begin addressing these complex issues, through the Battle for Our Babies initiative we envisioned a digital assistant that offers stress management skills for use among underserved perinatal women and infants.

Both maternal and infant mortality rates serve as indicators of population health and are associated with accessibility of health services. Globally, more than 800 women die daily due to pregnancy and childbirth-related outcomes. In the United States, infant mortality rates are approximately 71 percent higher than comparable countries, and non-Hispanic Black populations experience higher rates of infant mortality compared to non-Hispanic whites.

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