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V2me: Evaluating the First Steps in Mobile Friendship Coaching

Muuraiskangas, Salla and Leist, Anja K. and Braun, Andreas and Klauß, Kerstin and Roelofsma, Peter H.M.P and Wichert, Reiner and Klein, Peter and Ferring, Dieter (2012):
V2me: Evaluating the First Steps in Mobile Friendship Coaching.
In: Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, pp. 517-534, 4, (6), DOI: 10.3233/AIS-2012-0177,
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Abstract

Life events, such as retirement or being widowed, can change the social circle of older people considerably. It may be difficult to find new social contacts when one has never got used to, or perhaps even never learnt, to seek and maintain those contacts. Loneliness has many negative effects for well-being, including depression and even cardiovascular disease. The Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL-JP) research project V2me seeks to find a solution for alleviating loneliness by means of easy-to-use technology including touch screen devices. The idea is to use a virtual coach for encouraging users to take an active role in contacting people and teaching them how to initiate and maintain meaningful and enduring relations. The first step, in the process of creating the complete virtual coach-assisted system for preventing loneliness, is to create a proto type and use the feedback from older users for developing the system. In this paper we discuss the results of the first pilot and what steps need to be taken next.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2012
Creators: Muuraiskangas, Salla and Leist, Anja K. and Braun, Andreas and Klauß, Kerstin and Roelofsma, Peter H.M.P and Wichert, Reiner and Klein, Peter and Ferring, Dieter
Title: V2me: Evaluating the First Steps in Mobile Friendship Coaching
Language: English
Abstract:

Life events, such as retirement or being widowed, can change the social circle of older people considerably. It may be difficult to find new social contacts when one has never got used to, or perhaps even never learnt, to seek and maintain those contacts. Loneliness has many negative effects for well-being, including depression and even cardiovascular disease. The Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL-JP) research project V2me seeks to find a solution for alleviating loneliness by means of easy-to-use technology including touch screen devices. The idea is to use a virtual coach for encouraging users to take an active role in contacting people and teaching them how to initiate and maintain meaningful and enduring relations. The first step, in the process of creating the complete virtual coach-assisted system for preventing loneliness, is to create a proto type and use the feedback from older users for developing the system. In this paper we discuss the results of the first pilot and what steps need to be taken next.

Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
Volume: 4
Number: 6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business Field: Digital society, Research Area: Confluence of graphics and vision, Elderly users, Tablet computers, Virtual assistants, User-centered design
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 11:16
DOI: 10.3233/AIS-2012-0177
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