Break the habit! Designing an e-therapy intervention using a virtual coach in aid of smoking cessation

J. Grolleman, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, Antinus Nijholt, A. van Emst

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    Abstract

    E-therapy offers new means to support smokers during their attempt to quit. An embodied conversational agent can support people as a virtual coach on the internet. In this paper requirements are formulated for such a virtual coach and a global design is proposed. The requirements and the design are based on an extensive analysis of the practice of individual coaching of the Dutch organization STIVORO. In addition, the outcomes of a survey research measuring the acceptance of such a virtual coach by a potential user group are described.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings Persuasive 2006. First International Conference on Persuasive Technology for Human Well-being
    EditorsW. IJsselsteijn, Y. de Kort, C. Midden, B. Eggen, E. van den Hoven
    Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages133-141
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-34291-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2006
    EventFirst International Conference on Persuasive Technology for Human Well-Being, PERSUASIVE 2006 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 May 200619 May 2006
    Conference number: 1

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number11
    Volume3962
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    ConferenceFirst International Conference on Persuasive Technology for Human Well-Being, PERSUASIVE 2006
    Abbreviated titlePERSUASIVE
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEindhoven
    Period18/05/0619/05/06

    Keywords

    • HMI-IE: Information Engineering
    • EWI-8913
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • IR-66825
    • METIS-238729

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