When we founded Vocera 18 years ago, our aim was to invent a new kind of communication system. It would be purpose-built for situations where being able to connect instantly matters and seconds count.
We chose to create a system that uses voice and speech recognition based on research into how human beings best communicate. We brought together best-of-breed of wireless, speech recognition, battery technology, and computing power to create the small, mighty, wearable device we call the Vocera Badge.
With the Vocera Badge, a user can just speak a person’s name or role, or the name of a group, and make contact in an instantaneous experience that seems like magic.
Eighteen years and one million Vocera Badges later, we look back at our journey and the difference the Vocera Badge has made for so many users in so many healthcare organizations around the world. The timeline below shares some highlights from their stories, and ours.