Anthropomorphic virtual assistant to support self-care of type 2 diabetes in older people: a perspective on the role of artificial intelligence

Gergely Magyar, João Balsa, Ana Paula Cláudio, Maria Beatriz Carmo, Pedro Neves, Pedro Alves, Isa Brito Félix, Nuno Pimenta, Mara Pereira Guerreiro

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

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Resumo

The global prevalence of diabetes is escalating. Attributable deaths and avoidable health costs related to diabetes represent a substantial burden and threaten the sustainability of contemporary healthcare systems. Information technologies are an encouraging avenue to tackle the challenge of diabetes management. Anthropomorphic virtual assistants designed as relational agents have demonstrated acceptability to older people and may promote long-term engagement. The VASelfCare project aims to develop and test a virtual assistant software prototype to facilitate the self-care of older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The present position paper describes key aspects of the VASelfCare prototype and discusses the potential use of artificial intelligence. Machine learning techniques represent promising approaches to provide a more personalised user experience with the prototype, by means of behaviour adaptation of the virtual assistant to users’ preferences or emotions or to develop chatbots. The effect of these sophisticated approaches on relevant endpoints, such as users’ engagement and motivation, needs to be established in comparison to less responsive options.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoVISIGRAPP 2019 - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
EditoresAndreas Kerren, Christophe Hurter, Jose Braz
EditoraSciTePress
Páginas323-331
Número de páginas9
ISBN (eletrónico)9789897583544
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 2019
Publicado externamenteSim
Evento14th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, GRAPP 2019 - Part of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2019 - Prague
Duração: 25 fev 201927 fev 2019

Série de publicação

NomeVISIGRAPP 2019 - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
Volume1

Conferência

Conferência14th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, GRAPP 2019 - Part of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, VISIGRAPP 2019
País/TerritórioCzech Republic
CidadePrague
Período25/02/1927/02/19

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