5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Toward Conducting Motivational Interviewing with an On-Demand Clinician Avatar for Tailored Health Behavior Change Interventions

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246078,
        author={Christine Lisetti and Ugan  Yasavur and Ubbo Visser and Naphtali Rishe},
        title={Toward Conducting Motivational Interviewing with an On-Demand Clinician Avatar for Tailored Health Behavior Change Interventions},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={motivational interviewing avatars embodied-conversational agents dialog-based system; computer-based behavior change interventions},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246078}
    }
    
  • Christine Lisetti
    Ugan Yasavur
    Ubbo Visser
    Naphtali Rishe
    Year: 2012
    Toward Conducting Motivational Interviewing with an On-Demand Clinician Avatar for Tailored Health Behavior Change Interventions
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246078
Christine Lisetti1,*, Ugan Yasavur1, Ubbo Visser2, Naphtali Rishe1
  • 1: Florida International University
  • 2: University of Miami
*Contact email: lisetti@cis.fiu.edu

Abstract

In this article we describe work-in-progress about the development of avatar-based personalized assistants that can delivered motivational interviewing health behavior change interventions, tailored to its specific users Our approach combines the latest progress in Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs), believable agents, and dialog systems. We discuss how we use dif- ferent platforms to aim at providing accessibility of personalized health assistant, anytime anywhere.