Council of Coaches - A Novel Holistic Behavior Change Coaching Approach

Harm op den Akker, Rieks op den Akker, Tessa Beinema, Oresti Banos, Dirk Heylen, Björn Bedsted, Alison Pease, Catherine Pelachaud, Vicente Traver Salcedo, Sofoklis Kyriazakos, Hermie Hermens

Abstract

A modern way of life needs a modern way of coaching. Despite the proliferation of ICT solutions for personalized health care, there is still no easy way to provide older adults with integrated coaching services. In this paper we introduce the concept of Council of Coaches — a radically new virtual coaching concept based on multiple autonomous, embodied virtual coaches, which form together a personal council that fulfills the needs of older adults in an integrated way. In this concept, coaching takes the form of an open dialog in which clients co-construct together with a selected number of coaches their own plans to go for a healthier lifestyle. Virtual coaches are presented to users by means of embodied conversational social characters. We discuss technical and social challenges on the path towards realizing the Council of Coaches concept, a radically new view of health coaching that involves the state of the art in human-computer interaction, natural dialogue, and argumentation technology.

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op den Akker H., op den Akker R., Beinema T., Banos O., Heylen D., Bedsted B., Pease A., Pelachaud C., Traver Salcedo V., Kyriazakos S. and Hermens H. (2018). Council of Coaches - A Novel Holistic Behavior Change Coaching Approach.In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-299-8, pages 219-226. DOI: 10.5220/0006787702190226


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe18,
author={Harm op den Akker and Rieks op den Akker and Tessa Beinema and Oresti Banos and Dirk Heylen and Björn Bedsted and Alison Pease and Catherine Pelachaud and Vicente Traver Salcedo and Sofoklis Kyriazakos and Hermie Hermens},
title={Council of Coaches - A Novel Holistic Behavior Change Coaching Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2018},
pages={219-226},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006787702190226},
isbn={978-989-758-299-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - Council of Coaches - A Novel Holistic Behavior Change Coaching Approach
SN - 978-989-758-299-8
AU - op den Akker H.
AU - op den Akker R.
AU - Beinema T.
AU - Banos O.
AU - Heylen D.
AU - Bedsted B.
AU - Pease A.
AU - Pelachaud C.
AU - Traver Salcedo V.
AU - Kyriazakos S.
AU - Hermens H.
PY - 2018
SP - 219
EP - 226
DO - 10.5220/0006787702190226