An embodied and ubiquitous e-coach for accompanying older adults towards a better lifestyle

El Kamali, Mira (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Angelini, Leonardo (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Caon, Maurizio (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Lalanne, Denis (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) ; Abou Khaled, Omar (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Mugellini, Elena (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

The population of people age 65 or over is increasing especially inEurope [3]. Granting to this target population a longer and healthier life isparamount for the European Community. In the context of the H2020 EUfunded project“NESTORE”[11], an embodied and ubiquitous e-coach is beingdeveloped seeking to change the lifestyle of seniors in different domains ofwellbeing. NESTORE e-coach is known as a personalized embodied andubiquitous e-coach that plays three essential roles in elderly’s wellbeing: acoach, a friend and a companion. As a coach, NESTORE will give trainings andadvice following a wellbeing path that is proposed by experts in wellbeing. As afriend, this e-coach knows and understands the user. As a companion, this e-coach has the ability to detect the user’s emotion and aims at building empathywith the user based by providing support throughout their daily training.The NESTORE e-coach is based on three different intervention medium: amobile application, a chatbot and an embodied vocal assistant. These interfaceshave different forms, different capabilities and different visions. Users cancommunicate with the NESTORE e-coach through different interfaces exclu-sively, sequentially, concurrently and synergistically. The interaction can beinitiated from the user side to different interfaces and/or from the e-coach side.In this paper, we present the NESTORE’s full vision for building the threeessential roles of this e-coach which are: a coach, a companion and a friend forseniors. Furthermore, we explain the NESTORE system design, architecture,capabilities and how the different interfaces of this E-coach contribute to make amulti-modal system. Finally, we conclude our work with the state of this H2020project.


Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction venue in Copenhagen was cancelled. The proceedings of the online conference are however published according to the original schedule


Keywords:
Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-FR
Institute:
Aucun institut
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2020
Date:
2020-07
Copenhagen, Denmark
19-24 July 2020
Pagination:
Pp. 23-35
Published in:
Human-computer Interaction : human values and quality of life : thematic area, HCI 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, proceedings, part III
Numeration (vol. no.):
12183
Series Statement:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12183
DOI:
ISSN:
0302-9743
ISBN:
978-3-030-49064-5
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