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Maguire, Aaron (author)
To assist smokers in potentially quitting their habit, this paper investigates digital eHealth applications. Based on a dataset provided by research into an eHealth application, it aims to determine if persuasive activities can convince users of the usefulness of competencies determined to assist in quitting smoking. A thematic analysis was used...
bachelor thesis 2024
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Iftimescu, Vlad (author)
Smoking has been one of the great threats to health in recent years, being strongly correlated with multiple negative health consequences, including lung cancer. Recent research suggests that artificial intelligence chatbots can be effective in persuading healthy behavior change. However, these chatbots usually rely on persuasive techniques to...
bachelor thesis 2024
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Zhang, Meng (author)
Unhealthy behaviors such as smoking is the major cause for premature deaths and changing behaviors by oneself can be difficult. That is where eHealth applications come into rescue. One of the recent research explored the possibility of using a Reinforcement Learning model to choose persuasive types for a virtual coach to adopt to persuade people...
bachelor thesis 2024
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van Osch, Millen (author)
Joint attention is the shared focus multiple people can have on the same object and it is subconsciously used by humans every day. The simple act of verbally or non-verbally pointing out an object to one another, is a form of joint attention. Its use facilitates human cooperation, such as when someone needs to hand over an object to another...
master thesis 2023
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Ştefan, Andrei (author)
Physical activity is one of the main factors that contribute to reducing the chance of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression, all while improving an individual’s health in general. While this is the case, the fact still remains that many adults across the world do not reach the minimum recommendations for...
master thesis 2023
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Dierikx, Martin (author)
To reduce morbidity and mortality caused by multiple chronic conditions, the number of steps people take each day should be gradually increased. For this, a recommended step goal can be created that is based on an individual's previous walking behaviour. However, for a person, the achievability of this recommended goal can change daily because...
master thesis 2023
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Lu, Dongxu (author)
Child helplines play a crucial role in delivering expert assistance to young clients facing challenges and seeking support. While counselling is instrumental in enhancing children’s mental well-being, the limited number of experienced counsellors is inadequate given the substantial workload. At this point, effective training to volunteer...
master thesis 2023
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Zaheer, Ashma (author)
Helpline counselors can be trained faster using agent-based social skills training systems. These systems utilize conversational agents that simulate interactions with users and provide feedback. This research evaluates the noticeability of behavior changes in such a conversational agent. By examining participants' ability to detect and...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Catarino Antunes, Nuno (author)
Agent-based social skills training systems have been gaining attention for their potential to improve social skills development in various contexts. Through a rapid review methodology, data was collected from diverse sources, including company websites and research papers. This study then uses the collected data to categorize 8 commercial...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Makarov, Vlad (author)
The aim of this research is to evaluate the believability of Lilobot, a conversational agent meant to act as a virtual child for training helpline workers. Numerous aspects of believability are explored by means of a user study involving a questionnaire and interview with 10 participants. Questionnaire results indicate that improvement to the...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Ntasi, Nikola (author)
Chatbots are tools that can potentially be utilized in chat-based child helpline training. In this type of training, the quality of the feedback received is of vital importance. This paper aims to analyze the automated feedback generated by such a chatbot. The domains analyzed include user comprehension, usefulness, and potential improvement...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Bokel, Emma (author)
The Artificial Social Agent(ASA) questionnaire serves as a tool to assess the interaction between humans and ASA\cite{OGQuestionnaire}. In an effort to increase the number of people who can make use of the questionnaire, previous work has been done to translate this questionnaire to Mandarin Chinese\cite{Chinese}. To increase the number of...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Khodakov, Bolek (author)
Humans interact with various Artificial Social Agents (ASAs) on a daily basis. ASAs range from the Honda robot ASIMO to Apple’s Siri. To measure the perception of human-ASA interactions, a standardized questionnaire was created. Yet, this questionnaire was so far only available in English and Chinese. It has been found that culture can affect...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Hensman, Johan (author)
Artificial social agents (ASAs) are systems designed to interact with humans in a socially intelligent manner. As the field of robotics is rapidly advancing, some studies focused on creating more effective agents by analysing how people perceive them. However, culture affects people’s perception of ASAs. So, cultural aspects must be examined in...
bachelor thesis 2023
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Remeijsen, Pascal (author)
Virtual cognitions are simulated inner thoughts, which are presented as a voice over. Previous research has shown the ability of virtual cognitions to increase the self-efficacy and knowledge of the users. When presenting such VR systems to users, having the VR system adapt to the user can improve their efficacy. For instance, by using eye-gaze...
master thesis 2023
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Luijendijk, Robert (author)
In this study we let police officers interact with conversational agents during specific scenarios. These scenarios are focused on difficult situations that can happen during a day of work. This is done to get to know what is needed to better help police officers with a conversational agent. <br/>We found five different themes that could improve...
master thesis 2023
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Cromjongh, Robin (author)
Police officers are exposed to many potentially traumatising and stressful situations, but they do not always find the right mental health help they need. In this thesis, conversational agent Robyn is developed to help officers keep an eye on their mental well-being and find help when needed. An evaluation approach is also presented. The...
master thesis 2022
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Ekinci, Arsen (author)
As the awareness of the risks of smoking tobacco increased, usage declined as people started to attempt to quit smoking more. Currently, a wide variety of mobile health (mHealth) applications focused on smoking cessation exist, however users commonly quit these applications over time. In the case of Sam, a conversational agent that plays the...
bachelor thesis 2022
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Aretz, Nadyne (author)
The increase in health problems due to smoking or lack of physical activity has created the incentive to develop a virtual coach to help people with smoking cessation and increase physical activity. In this study, a mixed-methods analysis (thematic analysis, quantitative analysis, and a literature study) was carried out to find out what the...
bachelor thesis 2022
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Dechering, Jaap (author)
As guided interventions are seen as more effective compared to unguided interventions and because the use of eHealth applications is rising over the years, the need to study the effects of a virtual coach as a substitute for guided interventions was created. A virtual coach does not cost as much time and money as a real coach and would thus be...
bachelor thesis 2022
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