Proposed use of a conversational agent for patient empowerment

Marco Alfano, John Kellett, Biagio Lenzitti, Markus Helfert

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Abstrakt

Empowerment is a process through which people acquire the necessary knowledge and self-awareness to understand their conditions and treatment options, make informed choices and self-manage their health conditions in daily life, in collaboration with medical professionals. Conversational Agents in healthcare could play an important role in the process of empowering a person but, so far, they have been seldom been used for this purpose. This paper presents the basic principles and preliminary implementation of a conversational health agent for patient empowerment. It dialogues with the user in a “natural” way, collects health data from heterogeneous sources and provides the user with specific and relevant information. This allows a person/patient to create his/her own opinion on health matters in the most complete and objective way, and, therefore, it facilitates the empowerment process.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies : Volume 5: Scale-IT-up
Publikationsdato2021
Sider817-824
ISBN (Trykt)978-989-758-490-9
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2021
Begivenhed14th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2021 - Part of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2021 - Virtual, Online
Varighed: 11. feb. 202113. feb. 2021

Konference

Konference14th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2021 - Part of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2021
ByVirtual, Online
Periode11/02/202113/02/2021
SponsorInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC)
NavnHEALTHINF 2021 - 14th International Conference on Health Informatics; Part of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2021

Bibliografisk note

Funding Information:
This work was supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094 and by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754489.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2021 by SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications, Lda. All rights reserved

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