College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University

Research and Projects

Wearable Exercise Agent A portable exercise counselor that can sense your walking behavior.
Virtual Nurse A hospital bedside patient education system for individuals with low health literacy, focused on pre-discharge medication adherence and self-care counseling.
Senior Exercise Agent A physical activity intervention for older adults with low health literacy, deployed in a geriatics clinic and designed to sustain long-term adherence.
Virtual Laboratory for Studying Human-Computer Relationships A testbed for conducting longitudinal studies in human-computer relationships.
Ontology-driven Dialogue for Health Behavior Change Formalization of concepts and techniques in health behavior counseling to enhance re-usability of health behavior change dialogue systems.
Medication Adherence Agent A home-based counseling agent to promote antipsychotic medication adherence, designed for patients with Schizophrenia.
Weight Loss Agent A home-based Virtual Coach that promotes exercise and healthy eating, and automatically incorporates data wirelessly transmitted from pedometers.
Multi-Behavior Change Agent A web-based health counselor agent designed for a year-long intervention, promoting physical activity and ultraviolet radiation avoidance to prevent cancer.
Exercise Agent for Older Latino Adults A community center-based exercise promotion agent, linguistically and culturally adapted for a population of Spanish-speaking Latino older adults.
Health Document Explanation by Relational Agents Investigation of verbal and nonverbal teaching behaviors that can be used to explain complex health documents to individuals with low health literacy.
Relational Guide for Science Museums A relational agent designed for use in a public space (Boston Museum of Science), featuring biometric user identification.
Comforting by Relational Agents Investigation of strategies a relational agent can use to calm and comfort users.
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