Next week’s Consumer Electronics Show will show off digital assistants’ abilities to make our lives a little easier by adding more voice-powered smarts into our lights, appliances and door locks. While these smart-home ideas are likely to gain plenty of attention at CES, there is a need to improve digital helpers’ responses to more critical health and wellness issues, as well.

“People will develop relationships” with these smart helpers, according to Affectiva CEO Rana el Kaliouby, “so we should design them with that in mind.”

Voice assistants that can recognize emotions and remember past events could more effectively respond to health crises and motivate their owners to take their daily medication, stop smoking or exercise.

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