Towards the NESTORE e-Coach : a tangible and embodied conversational agent for older adults

El Kamali, Mira (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Angelini, Leonardo (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Caon, Maurizio (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Andreoni, Giuseppe (Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy) ; Abou Khaled, Omar (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Mugellini, Elena (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

The ability to engage the user in a conversation and the credibility of the system are two fundamental characteristics of virtual coaches. In this paper, we present the architecture of a conversational e-coach for promoting healthy lifestyles in older age, developed in the context of the NESTORE H2020 EU project. The proposed system allows multiple access points to a conversational agent via different interaction modalities: a tangible companion that embodies the virtual coach will leverage voice and other non-verbal cues in the domestic environment, while a mobile app will integrate a text-based chat for a ubiquitous intervention. In both cases, the conversational agent will deliver personalized interventions based on behavior change models and will promote trust by means of emotionally rich conversations.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIA-FR
Institute:
HumanTech - Technology for Human Wellbeing Institute
Subject(s):
Ingénierie
Publisher:
Singapore, 8-12 October 2018
Date:
2018-10
Singapore
8-12 October 2018
Pagination:
8 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of ACM International Symposium on Wearble Computers (ISWC'18), Ubicomp 2018, 8-12 October 2018, Singapore
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ISBN:
9781450359665
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