The Project at a Glance
Welcome to the Council of Coaches, a European Project that aims to change the way we look at virtual coaching. We are creating an autonomous virtual council that can assist people in achieving their health goals. By advancing the state of the art in embodied conversational agents we are enabling fluent multi-party interaction between multiple coaches and our users. The topics of these interactions? You, your health, your worries, and your goals. We are excited to share our work and ideas with you here, on our little corner of the web...
The main objective of the project is to develop a virtual coaching system that can assist older adult users in the areas of physical, cognitive, mental and social well-being. Diabetes and Chronic Pain are two use cases that will gain our specific attention. << Back to Features
Our system must learn to understand the user, his behavior and his context in order to provide personalized coaching. Through sensing and profiling the system builds up a knowledge base that the virtual coaches use to drive their coaching actions. << Back to Features
Dynamic, automated conversations between a virtual coach and a human user. As if that isn’t complicated enough, Council of Coaches takes dialogue management to the next level by introducing a multi-party automatic dialogue system in which multiple virtual characters can interact with a human user. << Back to Features
Experience a radically new concept of human-computer interaction. Step into the virtual council meeting room, and join a special session with a team of expert coaches. On today’s agenda: you. The project will focus on bringing alive a memorable cast of characters and pushing the boundaries of intuitive user interaction and […]
Milestone #1 Complete!
Thanks to an excellent project start and a lot of hard work in the first 6-month period of Council of Coaches, the first official Project Milestone “Initial Design and Requirements” was successfully completed at the end of February. In the first six months of the project, the consortium has worked […]Read More
People Behind the Council of Coaches – Episode 2
In the first episode of the series “People Behind the Council of Coaches”, the University of Twente was presented. In this second episode, we travel to Spain to meet one of the key technology partners of the project, namely Universitat Politècnica de València. Universitat Politècnica de València UPVLC is […]Read More
People Behind the Council of Coaches – Episode 1
In the summer of 2016, researchers from the University of Twente and Roessingh Research and Development teamed up in a brainstorming session to think about the then published call for proposals of the European Commission on “Personalised coaching for well-being and care of people as they age”. After this brainstorming […]Read More