Design of Virtual Characters & Personalities

The Council of Coaches is a group of Virtual Characters that will form your personal health council for as long as you want (or as long as you need their help). We want your interaction with the coaches to be as enjoyable as possible — therefore the project emphasizes the Design of Virtual Characters & Personalities.

Multi-Party Argumentation for Health & Wellbeing

Our Virtual Coaches will be able to operate as fully autonomous intelligent agents, and must learn how to use arguments to persuade the user and each other. In this way, the project advances the state of the art in Multi-Party Argumentation for Health & Wellbeing.

Holistic Behaviour Analysis & Behaviour Change

In order to provide efficient coaching to our users, we must be able to understand their health and lifestyle behaviours in the long- and short term. Our holistic behaviour analysis approach aims to look at multiple health domains simultaneously and combine the knowledge gained from each domain to get a proper picture of the user’s lifestyle. Check out our approach to Holistic Behaviour Analysis & Behaviour Change.

Responsible Research & Innovation

To ensure that the innovations brought forth by the Council of Projects have a maximum and positive impact on society, we adopt the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation in the design process of the project. User and stakeholder engagement play a major role in this approach to Responsible Research and Innovation.