February 22, 2019

OptraHEALTH launches world first digital genetic companion on Android

OptraHEALTH launches world first digital genetic companion on Android. Powered by the most advanced conversational AI technologies, GeneFAX™ allows users to get answers about genetics and genetic testing in a very simple, succinct and easy to understand manner.

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Pune, 1st March : OptraHEALTH, a leading data-driven intelligence company announced the availability of GeneFAX™, a conversation AI-powered app for genetics and genetic testing on Android and is available in the Google Play Store. GeneFAX™ empowers consumers to ask any question about genetics in a conversational manner and receive answers in a simple and easy to understand manner

“Genetic testing is advancing at enormous speed, with tens of thousands of new findings published every year, and millions of additional tests performed. According to a research, there is only one genetic counselor per 75000 people. The idea behind developing GeneFAX™ is to bridge this gap by providing validated accurate information to consumers and acting as a technology partner for the genomics industry, said Optra's spokeperson in a press conference.

We are taking the first step to offer this AI-based chatbot & voicebot for consumers, genetic counselors, and healthcare organizations and we believe this will be a game changer in the field of digital genetic counseling. OptraHEALTH has already launched the iOS version GeneFAX™ and received a tremendous response. And now with GeneFAX™ available on Android, we are able to reach an even greater audience. This will also be a significant step in providing better access to genetic information to all.” Said Dr. Ashwin Kotwaliwale MD Ph.D., Medical Director of OptraHEALTH. He added by saying, “Although we believe that a conversational AI can never replace a human genetic counselor, it can certainly help consumers, patients and families to prepare for both pre and post-test counseling.”

By design, GeneFAX™ has many features that make the process of gathering genetics information quick and easy. GeneFAX™ provides contextually relevant user guidance yet allowing users to ask any question in spoken English at any time. This functionality of composing a question in your own language has increased GeneFAX™ adoption. Now by harnessing the power of Android, consumers can interact with even more features such as audio and multimedia content. Consumers also receive a transcript of their chat with GeneFAX™.

GeneFAX™ benefits organization by providing more productivity to genetic counselors and GeneFAX™ for Enterprise allows enterprise users to take complete control of the contents and personalize the contents for their patients and families all with a click of a button. “The convergence of artificial intelligence, conversational technologies, and ever-increasing availability of genetic data is having a transformative effect on how research and clinical results are delivered and communicated,” said Dr. Gauri Naik, Co-founder, and CEO of OptraHEALTH. “The possibilities of using GeneFAX™ in combination with extensive public and private datasets, will advance research and improve consumer experience. We look forward to making GeneFAX™ accessible to genetic testing organizations that are interested in providing more value through a personalized, digital approach.”

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