Investigating the Use of Conversational Agents as Accountable Buddies to Support Health and Lifestyle Change
Ekaterina Uetova, Dympna O'Sullivan, Lucy Hederman, and Robert J. Ross
The poster focuses on the role of conversational agents in promoting health and well-being. Results of the literature review indicate that negative emotions can hinder individuals from taking necessary actions related to their health. The study concludes that understanding and addressing emotional barriers is essential to facilitating early access to health services and improving well-being. The poster outlines plans to investigate motivation strategies, develop a prototype conversational agent based on user study insights and chat log data, and incorporate emotion regulation to effectively manage users' emotional experiences.
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