Using voice to create the touchless office

by | Aug 13, 2020 | News, Thought Leadership

Image of an office with chairs spaced out for social distancing

Voice technology could be the answer to creating safe and appealing workspaces post Covid-19

As we think about heading back into the office post the rise of Covid-19 there’s a lot of talk around how to create an office environment that feels safe and minimises the needs to touch shared items and surfaces.

Being able to control utilities via voice makes the ideal of a touchless office, a real possibility. Businesses are discovering that using voice is a great way of getting things done without touch. Meeting touchscreens could be controlled by voice, smart plugs installed so desk lamps, kettles and appliances are directed by voice and voice could even be used to cut down on the need to touch a communal door handle, flush the toilet or press a lift button.

Vixen Labs co-founders James Poulter and Jen Heape went live on LinkedIn this week to chat with Gavin Fletcher from UMA about how voice technology could be the answer to a touchless office future

Watch the replay of their LinkedIn Live chat here

“The use of voice experiences throughout the day makes lives easier. If you’re not touching certain screens or equipment around the place, that’s going to be a safer option.”

Gavin Fletcher – UMA

Screenshot from a LinkedIn Live conversation, featuring a play button

Read what we think a touchless workday might look like here

“It’s becoming a real safety issue, and that’s hugely sped up the adoption of voice technology. Suddenly something that seemed like it was the utopian dream… it’s mainstream.”

Vixen Labs CCO Jen Heape

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