Putting a new intelligent virtual face on a medical treatment advice system to improve adherence

Scott Baker, Deborah Richards, Patrina Caldwell

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Abstract

The eHealth website, eADVICE (electronic Advice and Diagnosis Via the Internet following Computerised Evaluation), is part of a research project that provides treatment advice to sufferers of paediatric incontinence problems who are on a medical specialist's waiting list. eHealth systems including eADVICE have problems getting patients to adhere to their advice, particularly over long treatment periods. This costs the health system and is detrimental to their health. This paper reports a project to design an agent-based (virtual character) prototype alternative of the existing test website that seeks to generate a stronger bond with the patient, similar to the relationship that exists between doctors and patients. It is hoped that this can improve and sustain the patient's motivation and adherence to their treatment as well as to usage of the website.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIE 2014 - Proceedings of the 10th Australian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Fun and Games
EditorsKaren Blackmore, Keith Nesbitt, Shamus P. Smith
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
Volume02-03-December 2014
ISBN (Electronic)9781450327909
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2014
Event10th Australian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, IE - 2014 - Newcastle, Australia
Duration: 2 Dec 20143 Dec 2014

Other

Other10th Australian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, IE - 2014
CountryAustralia
CityNewcastle
Period2/12/143/12/14

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