Vocera Smartbadge

Enhanced hands-free communication

Simplify hospital communication and workflow to help improve staff safety and impact on patient care.

Turn complexity into simplicity
Use the natural, intuitive way to communicate in healthcare and simplify hospital communication and collaboration. 
Nurse wearing Vocera Smartbadge

Streamline hospital communications

Care teams face mounting challenges daily and need a solution that streamlines communication, minimises interruption fatigue and safeguards staff - without comprimising patient care. 

The Smartbadge can help by: 

  • making it easy for people to find each other and communicate quickly
  • enabling people to communicate safely and effectively during hands-on patient care workflows
  • assisting workers to reach help quickly in an emergency


Purpose-built for patient care

  • Communicate intuitively: Make, receive, transfer and forward calls using a natural, voice-driven experience. Say, “OK Vocera” to wake up the device and start communicating.

  • Help improve staff safety: Communicate safely, even under restrictive personal protective equipment (PPE), to help reduce the spread of infection. In an emergency, activate the dedicated panic button to discreetly open a communication channel to the response team.

  • Help reduce interruption fatigue and stay focused on critical patient care: Set your device to do-not-disturb mode and accept or decline notifications. Avoid communication dead ends with call escalation to the next available person or team. 

  • Easily reach the right person or team: Reach contacts by saying their name, role, group or extension. Page a user or group. Call people inside or outside your health system.

  • Triage events quickly: Determine the urgency of events via notifications with detailed context on the Smartbadge.

  • Leverage smartphone functionality: Get smartphone usability and hands-free mobility with the Smartbadge’s ample touchscreen.
Nurse helping patient with Smartbadge

Clear communication

  • Enjoy smooth, natural bidirectional conversation
  • Send and receive secure messages as easily as on a smartphone
  • Make and answer calls hands-free
  • Communicate safely, even under restrictive PPE
Doctor wearing the Vocera Smartbadge while on rounds

Simple functionality

  • Combine smartphone usability and hands-free mobility
  • Ample touchscreen to find contacts quickly, with a near-real time view of patients and staff across multiple sites
  • Read and type text messages, and receive notifications with context about the patient, event and care team
A nurse taking care of a patient while wearing the Vocera Smartbadge on her scrubs

Stay in the know

  • Enable near-real time situational awareness and help reduce interruption fatigue
  • Receive voice calls, messages and notifications with essential information available at-a-glance
  • Quickly connect from anywhere with the right person simply by saying the name, role or group name of whom you want to reach

Vocera Smartbadge's key features

Smartbadge hands free calling feature product image

Hands-free calling

Smartbadge unified inbox feature shown on Smartbadge screen

Unified Inbox

Patient alarms with context feature shown on the Smartbadge

Alarms with context

Do Not Disturb feaure shown on Smartbadge screen

Do not disturb (DND)

Device features

2.4" touchscreen with haptic touch call button
100mm x 52mm x 17mm
Swappable battery with 4 hours active life, 40 hours standby
Dedicated panic button
Designed for healthcare with IP54 Ingress Protection
Dedicated handset receiver
USB-C charging port

Core functions

Place and receive calls
"OK Vocera" to awaken device
Send / receive secure messages (No character limit)
Receive intuitive notifications with additional context*
Search users and groups on screen, and view presence/availability
Vocera Smartbadge alarm with context feature shown on badge screen

Get even more from the Smartbadge with workflow intelligence

Help reduce alarm fatigue and make it easier for clinicians to stay focused on patient care by coupling Vocera hands-free communication devices with the Vocera Engage intelligent workflow engine. Engage enables integration with more than 185+ clinical and operational systems. It allows routing, escalation and prioritisation of communications and notifications that include patient, event and care team context.

With Engage you can:

  • Receive prioritised messages and notifications based on rules set by your organisation
  • Listen and respond to notifications hands-free or by using the Call button
  • Add yourself to a group

Learn more about Vocera Engage

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