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Embodied Conversational Agents in eHealth: How Facial and Textual Expressions of Positive and Neutral Emotions Influence Perceptions of Mutual Understanding

Silke ter Stal, Gerbrich Jongbloed, Monique Tabak
2021 Interacting with computers  
Embodied conversational agents (ECAs) could engage users in eHealth by building mutual understanding (i.e. rapport) via emotional expressions.  ...  We compared an ECA's emotions expressed in text with an ECA's emotions in facial expressions on users' perceptions of rapport.  ...  To engage users, the use of embodied conversational agents (ECAs) as health coaches is investigated.  ... 
doi:10.1093/iwc/iwab019 fatcat:27fteuyxvrddncykrkhswccr4q

In Search of Embodied Conversational and Explainable Agents for Health Behaviour Change and Adherence

Amal Abdulrahman, Deborah Richards
2021 Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  
agents (ECAs) and their use in health and well-being interventions.  ...  Of particular promise, is work in which XAs are able to engage in conversation to learn about their user and personalize their recommendations based on their knowledge of the user and then tailor their  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mti5090056 fatcat:fv3mo6t4g5ggroohmcvnjn5kny

Functional Representation of Prototypes in LVQ and Relevance Learning [chapter]

Friedrich Melchert, Udo Seiffert, Michael Biehl
2016 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing  
Held yearly, the objective of BNAIC is to promote and disseminate recent research developments in Artificial Intelligence within Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.  ...  In addition to the regular research presentations, posters and demonstrations, we were happy to include several other elements in the program of BNAIC 2016, among which keynote presentations by Marc Cavazza  ...  Acknowledgments The research reported has been performed in the context of the project 'Designing and Understanding Forensic Bayesian Networks with Arguments and Scenarios', funded in the NWO Forensic  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28518-4_28 fatcat:uwxvq6txmrba3ajulmblafgh2a

The Psychosomatic Perspective

Fiammetta Cosci
2019 Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics  
in the physical body (embodied) and linked to compassion to be able to better protect emotional exhaustion.  ...  The purpose of this study is to clarify the physical and psychological effect of laughter by scoring procedure of facial expression.  ...  Understanding how these conditions share common pathways will allow us a deeper understanding on how to develop better patient care and specific treatment strategies.  ... 
doi:10.1159/000502467 pmid:31473742 fatcat:4ygamyse4jcshjyh2lfkvrifae

Improving the digital health literacy of diabetic patients

S van den Broucke, J Vandenbosch
2018 European Journal of Public Health  
In this manner, the concept of masculinity has been instrumental in identifying the major contributing factors that influence young male's sun protection behaviour through understanding how and why young  ...  It will require conversations about how and when to collaborate across organisational boundaries.  ...  Conclusions: This study contributes to the understanding of the construct of Work-SoC and its role in the relationship between the working conditions and the general sense of coherence of individuals.  ... 
doi:10.1093/eurpub/cky213.069 fatcat:27akh4cxnbcejm5dujcs6gjofa

Refuge 32.3 (General Issue) Print Copy

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2016 Refuge  
to determine how positive social constructions by international media can influence domestic media as well as public perceptions of refugees and asylum-seekers.  ...  translation, they find that they miss a lot with the telephone because of lack of facial expressions and body language.  ...  Goździak expresses frustration at how law enforcement and policymakers posit that illegal migration is linked to sophisticated organized crime syndicates; her research, and that of others, shows that the  ... 
doi:10.25071/1920-7336.40435 fatcat:wsl2x4qx7ngmtoilq4btsm52mm

Healthy media literacy: bridging critical media literacy and health literacy to promote positive body image and health

Lindsay D. Kite
I cannot express what a positive influence those women have had on my own body image and perceptions of health.  ...  I cannot express what a positive influence those women have had on my own body image and perceptions of health.  ... 
doi:10.26053/0h-nr32-7qg0 fatcat:v25ilcm3n5fbzczuu5o7w5q75y

Design4Health Melbourne 2017

Kurt Seemann, Deirdre Barron
The conference hosted a series of different events that provided an active forum to explore how the disciplines of design and health might intersect to bring forth new ways of thinking and working in what  ...  The central question has been: How can we work together to achieve positive and sustainable impact on the social, economic and cultural factors within our communities and beyond?  ...  may influence research outcomes; opinions expressed and/or conclusions drawn.  ... 
doi:10.4225/50/5b1f1d3616e0a fatcat:c5wcn7ymq5bkjgc5x7ftks24ni

A Storytelling-based Approach to Designing for the Needs of Ageing People

Elena Comincioli, Masood Masoodian
2020 Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Adjunct Proceedings from the INTERACT 2019 Workshops   unpublished
Acknowledgments This work is partially supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) under grant PRIN 2017 "EMPATHY: EMpowering People in deAling with internet of THings ecosYstems  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Kelly Zhao, Maxim Lobanov, Steven Clarke, Jessica Rich, JP Carrascal, Mike Hall, and Wil Voss, and Jason Shaver for their contributions in building and designing  ...  • Social pressure: people generally want to produce positive emotions in others. • People are wired to look at human faces. • Ambiguity in how the facial expressions come about. • Exaggeration of facial  ... 
doi:10.18573/book3.a/ fatcat:h5ymj35h4radfpnoar3zhbh7ii

CENTRIC 2015 Technical Program Committee

Stephan Böhm, Stephan Böhm, Mario Hoffmann, Guadalupe Ortiz, Rainer Falk, Siemens Ag -München, Juong-Sik Deutschland, Lee, Stephan Böhm, Mario Hoffmann, Guadalupe Ortiz, Rainer Falk (+53 others)
2015 unpublished
The conference sought contributions presenting novel result and future research in all aspects of user-centric mechanisms, technologies, and services.  ...  We hope the CENTRIC 2015 was a successful international forum for the exchange of ideas and results between academia and industry and to promote further progress in personalization research.  ...  -01 and TEC2012-38754-C02-02) and the Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACyT) under the CONACYT-CDTI Project 189413.  ... 

SOTICS 2015 The Fifth International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics SOTICS Special Area Chairs on Social Networks SOTICS Special Area Chairs on eGovernment SOTICS Special Area Chairs on Social Networks SOTICS Special Area Chairs on eGovernment

Dumitru Roman, Norway, Krzysztof Juszczyszyn, Abdulrahman Yarali, Feng Gao, Jennifer Watkins, Nima Dokoohaki, Krzysztof Juszczyszyn, Abdulrahman Yarali, Feng Gao, Jennifer Watkins, Nima Dokoohaki (+90 others)
Forward The Fifth International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics (SOTICS 2015), held on   unpublished
We hope that SOTICS 2014 was a successful international forum for the exchange of ideas and results between academia and industry and to promote further progress in the area of social eco-informatics.  ...  We also gratefully thank the members of the SOTICS 2014 organizing committee for their help in handling the logistics and for their work that made this professional meeting a success.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the members of The Study Group on Collection and Sharing of Disaster Volunteer Information Utilizing ICT, Kanagawa Prefectural Activity Support Center for  ... 

Panel Members: Panel Members

Wednesday, October
Sociologist Anders Blok will engage in a dialogue with Rune Boserup from COBE architects, the designers of the new North Harbour, on how future, sustainable cities will take form, and the diverse challenges  ...  Today more than 50% of the world's population lives in cities, which means that cities use 70% of the world's resources and are responsible for 80% of the CO2 emissions.  ...  Approaching dimensions of technology in practice: Forming an ecological view from the views of teachers and nurses.  ... 

Number 1 (Special contribution of ICELL

Adem Balaban, Matilda Likaj, Matilda Likaj, Shaqiri, Artan Haxhi, Liman Varoshi, Assoc, Ahmet Ecirli, Assoc, Ali Mehmet, Aydemir, Assist (+37 others)
The authors are responsible for the originality and the facts contained in the articles and for the opinions expressed therein, which are not necessarily those of BJES and do not commit the editing process  ...  The main aim of the BJES is to serve the interests of contemporary and specialized academic works about different theories and practices in the education area seeking to promote the analysis of educational  ...  We have seen how text and context mutually influence each other through ideological production of meaning.  ... 

The Use of Technology in Nursing: A Grounded Theory for Getting a Picture

Daniel Nagel, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa, Université D'Ottawa / University Of Ottawa
Little is understood of how nurses navigate technology and process digital data in professional practice.  ...  Purpose: The overall aim of this dissertation was to explore how nurses navigate virtual environments and integrate digital data in professional practice through a grounded theory study of how nurses know  ...  Similar to the position of , I do not view the researcher as a neutral observer in grounded theory processes; rather, looking for and labelling patterns in the data are intentional actions of the researcher  ... 
doi:10.20381/ruor-20204 fatcat:usro4ddei5ev5jlwzdwyikauyu

A Framework for Domain-Driven Development of Personal Health Informatics Technologies

Elizabeth Lindley Murnane
To begin, I describe what domain knowledge encompasses, why it is valuable, and how to synthesize insights from diverse sources in order to gain an appreciation of the role technology can play in a given  ...  I then explain how this understanding can inform research goals, strategies for assessing significant health determinants, and implications for designing effective interventions.  ...  whose size and facial expressions map to goal progress and achievement.  ... 
doi:10.7298/x4cr5rbr fatcat:kq7uwox4lrdfzbnfi7xkdi3yny
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