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SimCoach evaluation: a virtual human intervention to encourage service-member help-seeking for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression
D Meeker, JL Cerully, M Johnson, N Iyer… – Rand health …, 2016 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
This article describes RAND Corporation researchers’ assessment of SimCoach, a computer program featuring a virtual human that speaks and gestures in a video game–like interface, designed to encourage service members, especially those with signs or symptoms of …

Simcoach an online intelligent virtual human agent system for breaking down barriers to care for service members and veterans
JG Buckwalter, J Williams, K Sagae… – Healing War Trauma: A …, 2013 – books.google.com
Over the last 15 years, virtual reality (VR) has emerged as an innovative tool for address-ing numerous issues in clinical research, assessment, and intervention. Technological advances in the areas of computation speed and power, graphics and image rendering …

Roundtable: An online framework for building web-based conversational agents
E Forbell, N Kalisch, F Morbini… – Proceedings of the …, 2013 – aclweb.org
… To support the creation of a virtual guide system called SimCoach (Rizzo et al, 2011) designed to help military service personnel and their families understand behavioral healthcare issues and learn about support resources, a core virtual human architecture that included a new …

FLoReS: a forward looking, reward seeking, dialogue manager
F Morbini, D DeVault, K Sagae, J Gerten… – Natural interaction with …, 2014 – Springer
… The dialogue manager has been used for two characters in the SimCoach project and is currently being used in several related projects … In particular, this approach may not be well suited to a virtual human application like SimCoach [13] …

Modulating fluid intelligence performance through combined cognitive training and brain stimulation
UO Dillard, S Mathan, J McKanna, D Erdogmus… – researchgate.net
It is debated whether cognitive training of specific executive functions leads to far transfer effects, such as improvements in fluid intelligence (Gf). Within this context, transcranial direct current stimulation and recently also novel protocols such as transcranial random noise and …

Performing ‘Yes, I do’and ‘I love you’in Pragmatics: the Creation of Virtual Language Coach SimCoach
CC Lo Lai – Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES) …, 2015 – hub.hku.hk
A speaker is a performer intending to’do’something.’I love you.’is a declaration of love.’Yes, I do.’is’ performative’in a wedding. An utterance, subject to change in its context, has multiple meanings. An interactive computer game with a virtual language coach is designed to elicit …

SimCoach: An Online Intelligent Virtual Human Agent System For Breaking Down Barriers To Care For Service Members And Veterans
A Rizzo, E Forbell, B Lange, JG Buckwalter, J Williams… – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Over the last 15 years, virtual reality (VR) has emerged as an innovative tool for addressing numerous issues in clinical research, assessment, and intervention. Technological advances in the areas of computation speed and power, graphics and image rendering …

Blissful agents: adjuncts to group medical visits for chronic pain and depression
A Shamekhi, T Bickmore, A Lestoquoy… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2016 – Springer
… an agent to help individuals with schizophrenia to manage their condition, to increase physical activity, and to continue to take prescribed antipsychotic medication; promising results from a quasi-experimental pilot evaluation have been reported [3]. ICT’s SimCoach is an ECA …

I’m only human: The role of technology in coaching.
A Pascal, M Sass, JB Gregory – Consulting Psychology Journal …, 2015 – psycnet.apa.org
… Likewise, the Institute of Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California (http://ict.usc.edu/) has developed SimCoach (http://ict.usc.edu/prototypes/simcoach/), which they describe as a “virtual human support guide” for military personnel and their families …

Recommendations for the ethical use and design of artificial intelligent care providers
DD Luxton – Artificial intelligence in medicine, 2014 – Elsevier
… Life-like virtual humans have been developed and tested for use in clinical training and skill acquisition and to provide care seekers with information about mental health resources and support [8,9]. SimCoach (www.simcoach.org), for example, is an online avatar-based virtual …

Artificial intelligence in psychological practice: Current and future applications and implications.
DD Luxton – Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 2014 – psycnet.apa.org
… Rizzo, Lange, et al., 2011). SimCoach (www.simcoach.org), for example, is designed to connect military service members and their families to health care and other wellbeing resources (Rizzo, Lange, et al., 2011). This type of AI …

CMU Stars on Broadway’s Biggest Night
E RUs, DT MATTER, M MATTERS – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… ing Acrobatiq, Digital Dream Labs and Simcoach Games, pitched their compa- nies, demonstrating problem-solving and value creation for customers. Simcoach Games, for example, have enabled users to achieve sustain- able …

Assessing and Monitoring Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Through Natural Interaction With an Adaptive Dialogue System
A Papangelis, F Makedon… – Journal of Applied …, 2014 – Wiley Online Library
… There are a plethora of resources on the web containing information and support to people suffering from PTSD, the most technologically advanced of which being SimCoach, developed by the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California (Rizzo et …

Virtual reality standardized patients for clinical training
A Rizzo, T Talbot – The Digital Patient: Advancing Healthcare …, 2015 – books.google.com
… Of interest, VCW was created with very small budget on the SimCoach VH platform. SimCoach … conversations. An automated online VH tool, SimCoach, was created first. SimCoach enables the rapid creation of cloud?based online VHs …

Artificial intelligence in behavioral and mental health care
DD Luxton – 2015 – books.google.com
… Information Support and Clinical Interviewing 53 Albert Rizzo, Russell Shilling, Eric Forbell, Stefan Scherer, Jonathan Gratch and Louis-Philippe Morency Introduction 53 The Rationale and Brief History of the Clinical Use of VHs 55 Use Cases: SimCoach and SimSensei 59 v …

Cultural differences in playing repeated ultimatum game online with virtual humans
E Nouri, D Traaum – System Sciences (HICSS), 2014 47th …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… Agent The virtual human used in the experiment was developed using the SimCoach virtual human authoring platform, called Roundtable (described in [25]) … The character is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1. Screen shot of the Simcoach character Ellie …

Virtual reality applications to address the wounds of war
AS Rizzo, JG Buckwalter, E Forbell, C Reist… – Psychiatric Annals, 2013 – healio.com
… SimCoach Created to Improve Military Mental Health Service Usage … Rather than being a traditional Web portal, SimCoach allow users to initiate and engage in a dialogue about their health care concerns with an interactive VH …

Hi, It’s Me Again!: Virtual Coaches over Mobile Video
SH Kang, D Krum, T Phan, M Bolas – Proceedings of the 3rd International …, 2015 – dl.acm.org
… Rizzo and colleagues developed a coaching counselor, called SimCoach, to provide information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in an online, anonymous manner since many individuals are reluctant to get help from health care providers regarding psychological …

A cross-cultural study of playing simple economic games online with humans and virtual humans
E Nouri, D Traum – International Conference on Human-Computer …, 2013 – Springer
… A Cross-Cultural Study of Playing Simple Economic Games 269 Table 1. Values survey Our virtual human was developed using the SimCoach virtual human authoring platform, called Roundtable (described in [22]) … Fig. 1. Screen shot of the Simcoach character Ellie 4 Results …

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
DD Luxton – Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 2013 – researchgate.net
… Lange, et al., 2011). SimCoach (www.simcoach.org), for example, is designed to connect military service members and their families to health care and other well- being resources (Rizzo, Lange, et al., 2011). This type of AI …

Raymond Monsour Scurfield (Vietnam) and
COLKT Platoni – Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative …, 2013 – books.google.com
… 24/7 bene?t 19849; requirements for 19446; scienti?c research 199; types of 19244; VA policies 199; vocal instruction and body language 198 domestic violence 85, 163 Facebook: Healing Combat Trauma website 228, 229* 31, 232, 23344, 23546; SimCoach 243 faith 17* 18 …

Improving classification-based natural language understanding with non-expert annotation
F Morbini, E Forbell, K Sagae – Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting …, 2014 – aclweb.org
… User Every once in a while, but mostly I can’t stay asleep … Figure 1: Excerpt of a sample interaction with a Simcoach character over the web … The system is publicly ac- cessible at http://www.simcoach.org, and receives traffic on the order of one hundred users per week …

Global/worldwide e-mental health: international and futuristic perspectives of telepsychiatry and the future
PM Yellowlees, DM Hilty, D Mucic – E-mental health, 2016 – Springer
… The SimCoach project was developed to create virtual human support agents that can act as online guides and therapists and was designed to attract and engage military service members, veterans, and their significant others who might not be inclined to seek help from a live …

Autonomous virtual human agents for healthcare information support and clinical interviewing
A Rizzo, R Shilling, E Forbell, S Scherer… – Artificial intelligence in …, 2016 – Elsevier
… Use Cases: SimCoach and SimSensei. SimCoach: A VH Agent to Support Healthcare Information Access … Rather than being a traditional web portal, SimCoach allows users to initiate and engage in a dialog about their healthcare concerns with an interactive VH …

A Shared, Modular Architecture for Developing Virtual Humans
A Hartholt, D Traum, S Marsella… – … and Standards for … – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… understanding capabilities. The SimCoach system [17], for example, is a web-based guide that helps nav- igate healthcare related resources, which uses a for- ward looking, reward seeking dialogue manager [15]. Combining …

Healing war trauma: A handbook of creative approaches
RM Scurfield, KT Platoni – 2013 – books.google.com
… Contents ix PART VI Technological and Web—Based Approaches 221 15 Healing Combat Trauma: The Website, the Vision, the Impact 223 LILY G. CASURA 16 SimCoach: An Online Intelligent Virtual Human Agent System for Breaking Down Barriers to Care for Service …

Let’s talk! speaking virtual counselor offers you a brief intervention
U Yasavur, C Lisetti, N Rishe – Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 2014 – Springer
… modality. SimCoach, for example, is a web-based system which uses text as input modality, and an interface with an anthropomorphic ECA which responds to users’ questions with answers prerecorded by a human. Whereas …

Virtual humans for learning
W Swartout, R Artstein, E Forbell, S Foutz, HC Lane… – AI Magazine, 2013 – aaai.org
… Our second system, SimCoach, uses a virtual character to help returning veterans confront problems such as depression and PTSD by engaging them in a dialogue to assist them in finding appropriate mental health resources …

A New Generation of Intelligent Virtual Patients for Clinical Training
T Parsons, JG Buckwalter, B Lange… – … from http://ict. usc. edu/pubs …, 2014 – ict.usc.edu
… We will also discuss our related emerging work developing an online VH presence (SimCoach) for providing assistance to military personnel and significant others in the access of relevant psychological health and TBI care information …

The technology-enabled patient advocate: a valuable emerging healthcare partner
SM Kent, P Yellowlees – Telemedicine and e-Health, 2015 – liebertpub.com
… 33 The SimCoach project was developed to create virtual human support agents that can act as online guides and therapists and was designed to attract and engage military service members, veterans, and their significant others who might not be inclined to seek help from a …

Critical Thinking Training: Proven New Technologies for Engaging DoD Personnel
DM Davis, NJ Kaimakis, H Spaulding – modsimworld.org
… Three of the best known, and most highly relevant to this papers focus, are the immersive training system for preparing US Army personnel facing IEDs (CHAOS), a program providing a mentor for PTSD patients (SimCoach), and a program to archive and deliver conversational …

Embodied conversational agent avatars in virtual worlds: Making today’s immersive environments more responsive to participants
JF Morie, E Chance, K Haynes, D Rajpurohit – Believable bots, 2013 – Springer
… ICT’s newest virtual human project, SimCoach, provides three versions of a web-based intelligent coach to encourage people in need of help to take a first, anonymous step towards finding that help … 4.3 The SimCoach character, Bill Ford, from 2010 …

User-state sensing for virtual health agents and telehealth applications.
J Gratch, LP Morency, S Scherer, G Stratou… – …, 2013 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… traditional web-based self-administered screen- ing [14], which allows for anonymity, with anthropomorphic interfaces, which foster some of the beneficial social effects of face-to-face interactions [5]. SimSensei builds on an earlier web-based screening tool, SimCoach [10], and …

Intelligent Virtual Agents and Spoken Dialog Systems come together to Deliver Brief Health Interventions
U Yasavur, C Lisetti, N Rishe – cake.fiu.edu
… modality. SimCoach, for example, is a web-based sys- tem which uses text as input modality, and an inter- face with an anthropomorphic ECA which responds to users’ questions with answers prerecorded by a hu- man. Whereas …

Affective Human Computer Interaction
K Sumi – … OF ROBOTICS NETWORKING AND ARTIFICIAL LIFE, 2016 – researchgate.net
… In the past, ELIZA [3] was developed to imitate a Rogerian psychotherapist, and was an early example of primitive natural language processing. SimCoach [4] is a spoken dialogue agent system used in the mental care of returned soldiers …

Augmenting group medical visits with conversational agents for stress management behavior change
A Shamekhi, T Bickmore, A Lestoquoy… – International Conference …, 2017 – Springer
… ICT’s SimCoach is an embodied conversational agent that was designed to address depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTDS), although results from a large randomized controlled trial with 333 patients failed to find any clinically significant benefits of using …

Developing virtual reality applications with Unity
J Jerald, P Giokaris, D Woodall… – Virtual Reality (VR) …, 2014 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… freely available to the research community. He is also involved in a variety of other projects, including SimCoach, INOTS/ELITE, NSF Museum Twins, RobotCoach, Bravemind and Strive. Hartholt studied computer science at …

An ontology-based question system for a virtual coach assisting in trauma recollection
M Tielman, M Van Meggelen, MA Neerincx… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2015 – Springer
… For mental health-care, virtual characters have been employed for complex user groups such as people suffering from depression [11]. For PTSD, Rizzo et al. [14] developed the SimCoach, a virtual coach guiding veterans who potentially have PTSD towards treatment …

New Technologies to Enhance Computer Generated Interactive Virtual Humans
KT Yao, JJ Liu, NJ Kaimakis, DM Davis – 2016 – hpc-educ.org
… Researchers at ICT have gener- ated SimCoach, New Dimensions in Testimony (NDT), PAL3, MentorPAL, and other generalized programs under learning sciences, medical VR, mixed reality, narrative storytelling, social stimulation, virtual humans, and vision and graphics …

Developing Virtual Patients with VR/AR for a natural user interface in medical teaching
MA Zielke, D Zakhidov, G Hardee… – Serious Games and …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… These complexity issues have posed a barrier to entry and progression in the field, but recent development of toolkits and resources, such as the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technology’s (ICT) SimCoach [16] and the unified medical taxonomy [17 …

Development of web-based platform for privacy protective avatar mediated distance-care
Y Kobayashi, D Hasegawa, S Shirakawa… – … on Pervasive Computing …, 2015 – Springer
… interaction. For example, Rizzo et al. presented the SimCoach project that aims to develop virtual human support agents to assist military personnel and family in breaking down barriers to initiating care [1]. Devault et al. developed …

Development of Web-Based Platform for Privacy Protective Avatar Mediated Distance-Care
E Nakayama – Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health …, 2016 – books.google.com
… interaction. For example, Rizzo et al. presented the SimCoach project that aims to develop virtual human support agents to assist military personnel and family in breaking down barriers to initiating care [1]. Devault et al. developed …

Clinical Virtual Reality tools to advance the prevention, assessment, and treatment of PTSD
AS Rizzo, R Shilling – European journal of psychotraumatology, 2017 – Taylor & Francis
… ARTICLE HISTORY Received 24 July 2017 Accepted 22 November 2017 KEYWORDS Virtual Reality; exposure therapy; PTSD; BRAVEMIND; Veterans; service members; resilience; virtual humans; virtual patients; SimCoach PALABRAS CLAVE Palabras clave: realidad virtual …

Virtual health agents for behavior change: research perspectives and directions
P Brinkman – Proceedings of the Workshop on Graphical and …, 2016 – macs.hw.ac.uk
… virtual nurse [50]. Another example of these agents, this time outside the hospital, is SimCoach [41], which is a virtual human support agent that guides (ex)military personal and family members to seek medical help. One step …

Using an intelligent interviewer to perform cognitive assessments
K Weaver, A Komlodi, B Duffy – CHI’13 Extended Abstracts on Human …, 2013 – dl.acm.org
… personnel. SimCoach guides military personnel, veterans, and family members through a series of exercises and assessments specific to the individual user in an effort to guide them to the necessary next steps [11]. “Virtual …

Modeling brief alcohol intervention dialogue with MDPs for delivery by ECAs
U Yasavur, C Lisetti, N Rishe – International Workshop on Intelligent …, 2013 – Springer
… 22]. SimCoach, designed to provide support and healthcare information about post-traumatic stress disorder, incorporates traditional information-state approach [26] with dialogue moves with assigned reward values [17]. While …

An Ontology-Based Question System for a Virtual Coach Assisting in Trauma Recollection
WP Brinkman – … Virtual Agents: 15th International Conference, IVA …, 2015 – books.google.com
… For mental health-care, virtual characters have been employed for complex user groups such as people suffering from depression [11]. For PTSD, Rizzo et al.[14] developed the SimCoach, a virtual coach guiding veterans who potentially have PTSD towards treatment …

Predicting the outcome of computerized cognitive training using resting-state functional connectivity patterns
E Santarnecchi, MD Fox, J Almquist, AK Brem… – researchgate.net
… 6 Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England 7 Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA 8 SimCoach Games, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 1 Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA …

A multimodal adaptive dialogue manager for depressive and anxiety disorder screening: a Wizard-of-Oz experiment
K Tsiakas, L Watts, C Lutterodt… – Proceedings of the 8th …, 2015 – dl.acm.org
… A similar system that uses multimodal input and output, SimCoach, was designed to provide support and health care information about PTSD following the Information State Update (ISU) approach [4]. Although, ISU and plan-based approaches seem to be effective for this kind …

The “Ultimate Selfie”: Musings on the Future of our Human Identity
JF Morie – academia.edu
… The project, called SIMCoach, presents a virtual human that talks to a person through a web interface. SIMCoach can be one of several characters, all researched to be familiar to military personnel. The system allows one to …

Designing and using computer simulations in medical education and training: an introduction
KE Friedl, HF O’Neil – Military medicine, 2013 – academic.oup.com
ABSTRACT. Computer-based technologies informed by the science of learning are becoming increasingly prevalent in education and training. For the Department of.

An adaptive dialogue system for assessing post traumatic stress disorder
A Papangelis, R Gatchel, V Metsis… – Proceedings of the 6th …, 2013 – dl.acm.org
… PTSD symptomatoly. Online methods have also been proposed and are currently available, such as the SimCoach [11], which is an online vir- tual agent aiming to motivate military personnel to seek healthcare. Other approaches …

Reconceptualizing brain injury rehabilitation in the future: A peek over the horizon
CA Mateer – The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation, 2013 – journals.lww.com
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Modulating fluid intelligence performance through combined cognitive training and brain stimulation
AK Brem, JNF Almquist, K Mansfield, F Plessow… – Neuropsychologia, 2018 – Elsevier
… challenging difficulty level. The development of the cognitive training was effected in collaboration with Simcoach Games (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) and is reported elsewhere (Almquist Norton-Ford et al., in press). 2.4. Gf tests. Gf tests are …

Managing Casual Spoken Dialogue Using Flexible Schemas, Pattern Transduction Trees, and Gist Clauses
SZ Razavi, R EDU, LK Schubert, MR Ali, ME Hoque – cs.rochester.edu
… An earlier system developed by the same team, SimCoach (Rizzo et al., 2011), was used to detect signs of PTSD in military personnel … Springer. Rizzo, A., et al. (2011). SimCoach: an intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information and support. Int …

A novel approach to improve the planning of adaptive and interactive sessions for the treatment of Major Depression
A Bresó, J Martínez-Miranda, E Fuster-García… – International Journal of …, 2016 – Elsevier
… One of the initiatives that developed a system similar to the one presented here is the SimCoach project (http://www.simcoach.org/) (Rizzo and Joseph, 2011). SimCoach is a web-based virtual character that aims to help military …

Automated Social Skills Coach with Real-Time Feedback on Nonverbal Cues
MR Ali – fg2017.org
… response. The dialogue manager, called FLoReS [14], was used by the same team in SimCoach [13], which used hundreds of sub-dialogue networks to generate a response by maximizing future reward. III. METHODOLOGICAL …

Towards a chatbot for digital counselling
G Cameron, D Cameron, G Megaw, R Bond… – Proceedings of the 31st …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… appointments [33]. SimCoach is an intelligent virtual human agent that aims to initiate user engagement, increase awareness of symptoms and treatments for users who may be reluctant to talk to a traditional counsellor [34]. Another …

All together now
A Hartholt, D Traum, SC Marsella, A Shapiro… – … Workshop on Intelligent …, 2013 – Springer
… Since the ‘in- terview’ is executed within a known domain, agent responses can be crafted up-front. An example of a virtual interviewer is the SimCoach system, a web-based guide that helps navigate healthcare related resources [44] …

Acceptability of Embodied Conversational Agent in a health care context
JA Micoulaud-Franchi, P Sagaspe, E De Sevin… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2016 – Springer
… Psychiatry Res. 237, 196–200 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar. 6. Rizzo, A., Lange, B., Buckwalter, J., Forbell, E., Kim, J., Sagae, K., et al.: SimCoach: an intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information and support. Int. J. Disabil. Hum. Dev …

Participatory medicine: model based tools for engaging and empowering the individual
M Sagar, E Broadbent – Interface focus, 2016 – rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org

Design guidelines for a virtual coach for post-traumatic stress disorder patients
M Tielman, WP Brinkman, MA Neerincx – International Conference on …, 2014 – Springer
… Technology and Health Care 17, 253–267 (2009) 2. Rizzo, A., Lange, B., Buckwalter, JG, Forbell, E., Kim, J., Sagae, K., Williams, J., Difede, J., Rothbaum, BO, Reger, G., Parsons, T., Kenny, P.: Simcoach: an intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information …

Virtual and Augmented Reality: New Frontiers for Clinical Psychology
S Ventura, RM Baños, C Botella – 2018 – cdn.intechopen.com
… State of the Art Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Knowhow 110 Page 13. SimCoach was created to face the urgent need of reducing the stigma of seeking mental health treatment for veteran population who have a strong PTSD and cutting geographical barriers …

Virtual reality technologies and the creative arts in the areas of disability, therapy, health, and rehabilitation
SVG Cobb, AL Brooks, PM Sharkey – Telerehabilitation, 2013 – Springer
… The technology behind the Virtual Humans project has since been adapted for use in SimCoach [46] whereby a veteran or a member of the (US) armed forces in need of advice with regard to their health care may engage the help of a virtual friend to confide in and seek …

The eHealth Arena and Online Virtual Worlds: A New Paradigm for Internet Delivered Health Care
JF Morie, E Chance – International Journal of Gaming and Computer …, 2013 – igi-global.com
… For example, the SimCoach, developed as a research project at USC-ICT (Rizzo, Sagae, et al., 2011) and is designed to allow military people to find relevant health information and resources without worrying about whether coming forward might hurt their career or reputation …

Creating automated virtual humans
R Sakpal – 2015 – search.proquest.com
… and limited-domain vs. general-purpose synthesized voices, like in the virtual human dialog system called SimCoach [88], which aims to motivate military personnel and … traumatic stress disorder. Results from SimCoach suggest that a professional human …

Public Policy Analysis for Engineers
DD Stine – peer.asee.org
… Meeker, Daniella, J. Cerully, M. Johnson, N. Iyer, J. Kurz and D. Scharf. “SimCoach Evaluation: A Virtual Human Intervention to Encourage Service-Member Help-Seeking for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression.” Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2015.14 …

Be open to computer based coaching
D Mäurer, A Bruns, K Weihe – Proceedings of SemDIAL, 2013 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… In contrast, our study focuses on the outcome on the domain goal in a real world setting, namely the in- crease in their communication skills. SimCoach, a dialog based healthcare assistant, (Rizzo et al., 2011) focused on promoting access to domain spe- cific information …

Stress Reduction: A Proactive Prevention Program for Law Enforcement
EC Woehrle – 2013 – minds.wisconsin.edu
Page 1. Stress Reduction: A Proactive Prevention Program for Law Enforcement A Seminar Paper Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Wisconsin-Platteville In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science in Criminal Justice Management …

Universal remote delivery of rehabilitation: validation with seniors’ joint rehabilitation therapy
G Epelde, E Carrasco, S Rajasekharan… – Cybernetics and …, 2014 – Taylor & Francis
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Detection and computational analysis of psychological signals using a virtual human interviewing agent
A Rizzo, S Scherer, D DeVault, J Gratch, R Artstein… – J Pain Manage, 2016 – icdvrat.org
… SimSensei evolves an earlier web- based screening tool, SimCoach (Rizzo et al, 2011), and can engage users in a structured interview using natural language and nonverbal sensing with the aim of identifying behaviors associated with anxiety, depression or PTSD …

Statistical Dialog Management for Health Interventions
U Yasavur – 2014 – digitalcommons.fiu.edu
Page 1. Florida International University FIU Digital Commons FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations University Graduate School 7-9-2014 Statistical Dialog Management for Health Interventions Ugan Yasavur Florida International University, uyasa001@fiu.edu …

A decade of research on the use of three-dimensional virtual worlds in health care: a systematic literature review
R Ghanbarzadeh, AH Ghapanchi… – Journal of medical …, 2014 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
… Military mental health care, “…presents the design vision for a Clinical VR project called SimCoach that aims to create intelligent virtual human agents to serve the role of online health care guides/coaches for military Service Members, Veterans and their significant others in an …

Spoken Dialog Agent Applications using Emotional Expressions
K Sumi – Emotions, Technology, and Design, 2016 – Elsevier
… SimCoach (Rizzo et al., 2011) is a spoken dialog agent system used in the mental care of returned soldiers. It displays a speaking counselor agent and analyzes the psychology of the user using a question and answer technique …

A survey of recent developments in management cognitive neuroscience and machine learning in educational environment
PSM Lopes, CA Silva, L Valtensir… – 2018 13th Iberian …, 2018 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… aplicou um modelo de aprendizado que incluía explicitamente informações sobre o conhecimento matemático de um indivíduo, necessidades cognitivas, estado emocional e feedback recebido e as respostas dos alunos por sua vez; – o Prototipo SimCoach: Instrução Virtual …

Simulation: A View into the Future of Education
P Dev – Healthcare Information Management Systems, 2016 – Springer
… University of Southern California’s SimCoach, for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, emphasizes dialog with a sympathetic and non-judgmental coach. Shadow Health’s nursing mentor also uses free text dialog to teach nurse-patient encounter communication …

Military and defence applications
C Dando, C Tranter – Applied Cyberpsychology, 2016 – Springer
… SimCoach is a revolutionary approach to seeking advice on healthcare issues, designed especially for military personnel and their families by the US Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) …

How Persuasive is a Virtual Coach in Terms of Promoting Web-based Intervention User Engagement?
M Scholten, S Kelders, L van Gemert-Pijnen – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… Rizzo, A., Lange, B., Buckwalter, JG, Forbell, E., Kim, J., Sagae, K., Williams, J., Difede, J., Rothbaum, BO, Reger, G., Parsons, T., Kenny, P.: SimCoach: an intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information and support International Journal on Disability and …

Rational Decision Support with a Natural Language Dialogue System
D Mäurer – 2016 – tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de
Page 1. Rational Decision Support with a Natural Language Dialogue System Vom Fachbereich Informatik der Technischen Universität Darmstadt genehmigte Dissertation zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades Dr. rer. nat. vorgelegt von Dipl.-Inform …

A Computational Framework for Planning Therapeutical Sessions aimed to Support the Prevention and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders using Emotional Virtual …
AB Guardado – 2016 – riunet.upv.es
Page 1. A Computational Framework for Planning Therapeutical Sessions aimed to Support the Prevention and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders using Emotional Virtual Agents Universitat Polit`ecnica de Val`encia Programa …

The rise of the virtual human
WA Powell, N Corbett, V Powell – Creative technologies for …, 2016 – igi-global.com
… Also emerging from USC ICT is the virtual support agent or ‘SimCoach’ (Figure 2), providing information and support for military personnel and their families (Rizzo et al., 2011) … Figure 2. SimCoach provides information and support for military personnel …

A Tale of two Virtual Advisors: an Empirical Study Investigating the Empowerment effect of Mobile Mental-Health Advisory Systems on Emergency rescuers.
M Li, J Hou, H Zhang – PACIS, 2014 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… Make an appropriate diagnose that caters for users’ health states -Authoritative expert appearence that are dissimilar with patients -Produce a sense of distance and unfamiliarity +Eye-catching -Limited functionalities Simcoach …

A novel engagement of suicidality in the emergency department: Virtual Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality
LA Dimeff, DA Jobes, SA Chalker, BM Piehl… – General Hospital …, 2018 – Elsevier
… More recently, SimCoach was developed as a virtual healthcare agent to provide veterans and military service members with information about behavioral health problems, assistance in exploring options for care, and to help them connect with live service providers when …

Exceptionally social: Design of an avatar-mediated interactive system for promoting social skills in children with autism
B Nojavanasghari, CE Hughes… – Proceedings of the 2017 …, 2017 – dl.acm.org
… Teaching Exceptional Children 25. Albert Rizzo et al. SimCoach: an intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information and support. International Journal on Disability and Human Development 10, 4 (2011), 277–281. 26 …

Gamification and multimedia for medical education: a landscape review
L McCoy, JH Lewis, D Dalton – J Am Osteopath Assoc, 2016 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… Free download for designing interactive virtual patient scenarios QuantiaMD Quantia Online community to interact with Free website access experts, ask questions, solve test cases SimCoach University of Interact with virtual human Publisher website …

Design and Study of Emotions in Virtual Humans for Assistive Technologies
A Malhotra – 2016 – uwspace.uwaterloo.ca
… Some examples of implemented virtual human systems in healthcare context are SimCoach [29] and SimSensei Kiosk [3]. SimCoach is an online virtual human system, which aims to provide initial intervention and guidance to US military personnel, veterans …

Interdisciplinary approaches to understand traumatic stress as a public health problem
P Frewen, C Schmahl, M Olff – 2017 – Taylor & Francis
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Virtual Environments Integrative Design–From Human-in-the-Loop to Bio-Cyber-Physical Systems
D Fass, F Gechter – International Conference on Applied Human Factors …, 2017 – Springer
… Virtual Patient with Voice Recognition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQTEcJJ_RhY&index= 44&list=UUQrbzaW3x9wWoZPl4-l4GSA. 11. What is SimCoach.wmv. https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=PGYUqTvE6Jo&list=UUQrbzaW3x9wWoZPl4-l4GSA&index=47. 12 …

Stigma, American military personnel and mental health care: Challenges from Iraq and Afghanistan
M Schreiber, GP McEnany – Journal of Mental Health, 2015 – Taylor & Francis
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Virtual human as a new diagnostic tool, a proof of concept study in the field of major depressive disorders
P Philip, JA Micoulaud-Franchi, P Sagaspe… – Scientific Reports, 2017 – nature.com
… PubMed. 16. Rizzo, A. et al. SimCoach: an intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information and support . International Journal on Disability and Human Development 10(4), 277–281 (2011). 17. Bromet, E. et al …

Look on the bright side: a model of cognitive change in virtual agents
J Martínez-Miranda, A Bresó… – … Conference on Intelligent …, 2014 – Springer
… Rizzo, A., Forbell, E., Lange, B., Buckwalter, JG, Williams, J., Sagae, K., Traum, D.: SimCoach: An Online Intelligent Virtual Agent System for Breaking Down Barriers to Care for Service Members and Veterans. In: Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches …

Virtual Doctor: An Intelligent Human-Computer Dialogue System for Quick Response to People in Need
S Mallios – 2018 – rave.ohiolink.edu
Page 1. VIRTUAL DOCTOR: AN INTELLIGENT HUMAN-COMPUTER DIALOGUE SYSTEM FOR QUICK RESPONSE TO PEOPLE IN NEED A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy By …

Smart Medical System for the Universal Remote Delivery of Rehabilitation
G Epelde, J Abascal, JM Jimenez… – InImpact: The Journal …, 2016 – nimbusvault.net
… Physical Therapy. 88, 1196–1207 (2008). 17. Rizzo, AA et al. SimCoach. an intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information and support. In: Sharkey, PM and Sánchez, J. (eds.) Proc. 8th Intl Conf. on Disability, Virtual Reality and Assoc. Technologies,. pp …

Cyberlearning
JL Kolodner – Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence, 2014 – Springer
… member scaffolding their sense-making while participating as a peer. Other agents might be specialized to particular content. In SimCoach (Swartout et al. 2013), for example, a simulated retired sergeant major, civilian, aviator …

Generic data processing & analysis architecture of a personal health system to manage daily interactive sessions in patients with major depression
AB Guardado – 2014 – riunet.upv.es
Page 1. UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA DEPARTAMENTO DE SISTEMAS INFORMATICOS Y COMPUTACIÓN Generic Data Processing & Analysis Architecture of a Personal Health System to Manage Daily Interactive Sessions in Patients with Major Depression …

Speech to speech interaction system using Multimedia Tools and Partially Observable Markov Decision Process for visually impaired students
S Lokesh, B Kanisha, S Nalini, MR Devi… – Multimedia Tools and …, 2018 – Springer
… AS M2 [54] 5 PARLANCE: DS for collaborative pursuit SDS M12 [20] 6 Multimodal human-robot communication AS M22 [6] 7 SimCoach: informal DS for healthcare FDS M3 [39] 8 LUNA: DS for a call steering solicitation AS M13 [12] 9 MIDAS: intellectual evidence kiosk …

Benjamin Franklin’s decision method is acceptable and helpful with a conversational agent
D Mäurer, K Weihe – Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and …, 2015 – Springer
… Pers. 41(1), 203–212 (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar. 13. Rizzo, A., Sagae, K., Forbell, E., Kim, J., Lange, B., Buckwalter, J., Williams, J., Parsons, T., Kenny, P., Traum, D., et al.: Simcoach: an intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information and support …

A Dialogue Annotation Scheme for Weight Management Chat using the Trans-Theoretical Model of Health Behavior Change
R Manuvinakurike, S Bharadwaj, K Georgila – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2018 – arxiv.org
… 2011. SimCoach: An intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information and support. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 10(4):277–281. NA Tuah, Cressida Amiel, Samrina Qureshi, Josip Car, Balvinder Kaur, and Azeem Majeed …

New directions in virtual reality-based therapy for anxiety disorders
D David, SA Matu, OA David – International Journal of Cognitive …, 2013 – Guilford Press
… SimCoach is a project developed by Rizzo and his colleagues (Rizzo et al., 2011a) for the US Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury that aims to provide information and guidance to military personnel, veterans and their families in …

Chancen und Gefahren automatischer Sprachverarbeitung
M Strube – cl.uni-heidelberg.de
… 704–714. Rizzo, Albert, Eric Forbell, Belinda Lange, John Galen Buckwalter, Josh Williams, Kenji Sagae & David Traum (2013). SimCoach: An online intelligent virtual agent system for breaking down barriers to care for service members and veterans …

Leveraging adaptive sessions based on therapeutic empathy through a virtual agent
A Bresó, J Martínez-Miranda… – ICAART-Doctoral …, 2014 – personales.upv.es
Page 1. Leveraging Adaptive Sessions Based on Therapeutic Empathy Through a Virtual Agent Adrián Bresó, Juan Martínez-Miranda and Juan Miguel García-Gómez Grupo de Informática Biomédica, Instituto ITACA, Universitat …

Study comparing video-based characters and 3D-based characters on mobile devices for chat
SH Kang, AW Feng, M Seymour… – Proceedings of the 9th …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… AL. 2011. Simcoach: An intelligent virtual human system for providing healthcare information and support. International Journal on Disability and Human Devel- opment 10, 4, 277–281. SLOSS, E., AND WATZMAN, A., 2005 …

Lightly supervised learning of procedural dialog systems
S Volkova, P Choudhury, C Quirk, B Dolan… – Proceedings of the 51st …, 2013 – aclweb.org
Page 1. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 1669–1679, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9 2013. c 2013 Association for Computational Linguistics Lightly Supervised Learning of Procedural Dialog Systems …

What virtual reality technologies could provide to specialized healthcare in Finland?
S Salmi – 2018 – theseus.fi
Page 1. Sami Salmi What virtual reality technologies could provide to specialized healthcare in Finland? Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Master’s Degree Information Technology Master’s Thesis 4th of May 2018 Page 2. Forewords …

Policy and administrative issues for large-scale clinical interventions following disasters
MS Scheeringa, VE Cobham… – Journal of child and …, 2014 – liebertpub.com
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Sorry, what was your name again?: How to Use a Social Robot to Simulate Alzheimer’s Disease and Exploring the Effects on its Interlocutors
M Kanov – 2017 – diva-portal.org
… Justina had meaningful interactions and discussions about her problems with the study participants. After another related project, SimCoach [24], the research team has launched the USC Standard Patient project in 2013 [25]. It …

War, Trauma, and Technologies of the Self:: The Making of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
MR Brandt – 2014 – escholarship.org
Page 1. UC San Diego UC San Diego Electronic Theses and Dissertations Title War, Trauma, and Technologies of the Self : : The Making of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Permalink https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6698t67t Author Brandt, Marisa Renee …

Dialog in NLP applica ons
V MILJANIC – courses.washington.edu
Page 1. Dialog in NLP applica ons VELJKO MILJANIC Page 2. Overview Applica^ons in S2S systems ? Overview of S2S system architecture ? Modeling contextual informa^on in S2S ? Improving S2S systems with DA tags and word prosodic prominence ? Transonics S2S system …

Using Behavioral Intervention Technologies to Reduce the Burden of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
SM SCHUELLER, M CHOKSHI… – … and Technology: Using …, 2014 – books.google.com
Page 75. 5 Using Behavioral Intervention Technologies to Reduce the Burden of Mood and Anxiety Disorders STEPHEN M. SCHUELLER, MIRAJ CHOKSHI, AND DAVID C. MOHR INTRODUCTION Roughly half of all Americans …

Network connectivity correlates of variability in fluid intelligence performance
E Santarnecchi, A Emmendorfer, S Tadayon, S Rossi… – Intelligence, 2017 – Elsevier
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Charles Darwin Synthetic Interview: A 19th Century Scientist Speaks in the 21st Century
DJ Lampe, B Kantorski, JA Pollock – 2018 – jstemoutreach.org
Page 1. Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2018 1 Journal of STEM Outreach Charles Darwin Synthetic Interview: A 19th Century Scientist Speaks in the 21st Century David J. Lampe1, Brinley Kantorski1,2, and John A. Pollock1,2 1Department …

Virtual Patient Simulation Training for Clinical Social Work Diagnostic Assessment and Skills Evaluation
M Washburn – 2015 – uh-ir.tdl.org
Page 1. 1 VIRTUAL PATIENT SIMULATION TRAINING FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT AND SKILLS EVALUATION BY MICHELLE E. WASHBURN BA Rice University 1997 MA University of Houston Clear Lake 2001 DISSERTATION …

EEG microstate correlates of fluid intelligence and response to cognitive training
E Santarnecchi, AR Khanna, CS Musaeus… – Brain topography, 2017 – Springer
The neurobiological correlates of human fluid intelligence (Gf) remain elusive. Here, we demonstrate that spatiotemporal dynamics of EEG activity correlate with baseline measures of Gf and with its mo.

Looking for conflict: gaze dynamics in a dyadic mixed-motive game
J Campos, P Alves-Oliveira, A Paiva – Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent …, 2016 – Springer
The way gaze cues are used in social interactions is by no means irrelevant because they are fundamentally important for understanding social interactions. In this paper, we argue that social conflict.

Why and how to build emotion-based agent architectures
C Lisetti, E Hudlicka – The Oxford Handbook of Affective …, 2015 – books.google.com
Page 113. Why and How to Build Emotion-Based Agent Architectures 8 Christine Lisetti and Eva Hudlicka Abstract In this chapter we explain the motivation, goals, and advantages of building artificial systems that simulate aspects …

Dissecting the parieto-frontal correlates of fluid intelligence: A comprehensive ALE meta-analysis study
E Santarnecchi, A Emmendorfer, A Pascual-Leone – Intelligence, 2017 – Elsevier
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Using an intelligent interviewer to conduct cognitive assessments
KE Weaver – 2014 – search.proquest.com
Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Curriculum Vitae Name: Kathleen Elizabeth Weaver Degree and date to be conferred: Ph.D., December 2014 Secondary education: Buchholz High School, Gainesville, Florida, 1983 Collegiate institutions …

Virtual affective agents and therapeutic games
E Hudlicka – Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral and Mental Health …, 2016 – Elsevier
This chapter discusses two technologies particularly relevant for applications in behavioral health: virtual affective agents and serious therapeutic games. Fol.

Dialogue Systems and Dialogue Management
D Burgan – 2016 – dtic.mil
Page 1. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Dialogue Systems & Dialogue Management Deeno Burgan National Security & ISR Division Defence Science and Technology Group DST-Group-TR-3331 ABSTRACT A spoken dialogue …

Defining excellence in simulation programs
JC Palaganas, JC Maxworthy, CA Epps, ME Mancini – 2014 – books.google.com
Page 1. Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs Janice C. Palaganas Juli C. Maxworthy Chad A. Epps Mary E. Mancini – Wolters Kuwer &_ss: – Page 2. Thank you for purchasing this ebook. To receive special offers and news about our latest products, sign up below …

Military and Veteran Support: DOD and VA Programs That Address the Effects of Combat and Transition to Civilian Life
A Sherrill, B Fallavollita, J Whitcomb, D Lee, J Marus – 2014 – dtic.mil
Page 1. MILITARY AND VETERAN SUPPORT DOD and VA Programs That Address the Effects of Combat and Transition to Civilian Life Report to Congressional Committees November 2014 GAO-15-24 United States Government Accountability Office Page 2 …

A Framework for High-Resolution, High-Fidelity, Inexpensive Facial Scanning
PR Graham – 2014 – search.proquest.com
A Framework for High-Resolution, High-Fidelity, Inexpensive Facial Scanning. Abstract. We present a framework for high-resolution, high-fidelity, inexpensive facial scanning. The framework combines the speed and cost of passive …

MultiSense—Context-aware nonverbal behavior analysis framework: A psychological distress use case
G Stratou, LP Morency – IEEE Transactions on Affective …, 2017 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Page 1. MultiSense—Context-Aware Nonverbal Behavior Analysis Framework: A Psychological Distress Use Case Giota Stratou and Louis-Philippe Morency Abstract—During face-to-face interactions, people naturally integrate …

Behavior in the Virtual Environment
VK Kool, R Agrawal – Psychology of Technology, 2016 – Springer
Can we think of a day in our life without a mobile phone or access to a computer? If you look at the figures regarding our use of smartphones, the emails that we write, and the purchases that we make.

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