Related projects with participation of members of the Consortium

SENSE CARE: Sensor Enabled Affective Computing for Enhancing Medical Care

EMPATHIC: The Expressive and Empathic Virtual Coach


Other related ongoing projects

COADAPT: Supporting the ageing citizen by human and work adaptations

ENDORSE: Safe, Efficient and Integrated Indoor Robotic Fleet for Logistic Applications in Healthcare and Commercial Spaces



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Denecke, K., Vaaheesan, S., & Arulnathan, A. (2020). A Mental Health Chatbot for Regulating Emotions (SERMO) - Concept and Usability Test. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 1–1.
Abd-alrazaq, A. A., Alajlani, M., Alalwan, A. A., Bewick, B. M., Gardner, P., & Househ, M. (2019). An overview of the features of chatbots in mental health: A scoping review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 132, 103978.
Montenegro, J. L. Z., da Costa, C. A., & da Rosa Righi, R. (2019). Survey of conversational agents in health. Expert Systems with Applications, 129, 56–67.
Vaidyam, A. N., Wisniewski, H., Halamka, J. D., Kashavan, M. S., & Torous, J. B. (2019). Chatbots and Conversational Agents in Mental Health: A Review of the Psychiatric Landscape. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 64(7), 456–464.
Lee, M., Ackermans, S., van As, N., Chang, H., Lucas, E., & IJsselsteijn, W. (2019). Caring for Vincent: A Chatbot for Self-Compassion. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1–13). Glasgow, Scotland Uk: Association for Computing Machinery.
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Palanica, A., Flaschner, P., Thommandram, A., Li, M., & Fossat, Y. (2019). Physicians’ Perceptions of Chatbots in Health Care: Cross-Sectional Web-Based Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(4), e12887.
Ayoola, I., Wetzels, M., Peters, P., van Berlo, S., & Feijs, L. (2018). Do CHANGE platform: A service-based architecture for secure aggregation and distribution of health and wellbeing data. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 117, 103–111.
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Laranjo, L., Dunn, A. G., Tong, H. L., Kocaballi, A. B., Chen, J., Bashir, R., … Coiera, E. (2018). Conversational agents in healthcare: a systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 25(9), 1248–1258.
Ravichander, A., & Black, A. W. (2018). An Empirical Study of Self-Disclosure in Spoken Dialogue Systems (pp. 253–263). Presented at the Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue. Retrieved from
Maimone, R., Guerini, M., Dragoni, M., Bailoni, T., & Eccher, C. (2018). PerKApp: A general purpose persuasion architecture for healthy lifestyles. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 82, 70–87.
Kyriazakos, S., Valentini, V., Cesario, A., & Zachariae, R. (2018). FORECAST – A cloud-based personalized intelligent virtual coaching platform for the well-being of cancer patients. Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology, 8, 50–59.
Ringeval, F., Michaud, A., Ciftçi, E., Güleç, H., Salah, A. A., Pantic, M., … Lalanne, D. (2018). AVEC 2018 Workshop and Challenge: Bipolar Disorder and Cross-Cultural Affect Recognition. In Proceedings of the 2018 on Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge and Workshop - AVEC’18 (pp. 3–13). Seoul, Republic of Korea: ACM Press. Download
Morris, R. R., Kouddous, K., Kshirsagar, R., & Schueller, S. M. (2018). Towards an Artificially Empathic Conversational Agent for Mental Health Applications: System Design and User Perceptions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(6), e10148.
Kopeć, W., Nielek, R., & Wierzbicki, A. (2018). Guidelines towards better participation of older adults in software development processes using a new SPIRAL method and participatory approach. In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering  - CHASE ’18 (pp. 49–56). Gothenburg, Sweden: ACM Press.
Kocielnik, R., Hsieh, G., & Avrahami, D. (2018). Helping Users Reflect on Their Own Health-Related Behaviors. In R. J. Moore, M. H. Szymanski, R. Arar, & G.-J. Ren (Eds.), Studies in Conversational UX Design (pp. 85–115). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Bickmore, T., Trinh, H., Asadi, R., & Olafsson, S. (2018). Safety First: Conversational Agents for Health Care. In R. J. Moore, M. H. Szymanski, R. Arar, & G.-J. Ren (Eds.), Studies in Conversational UX Design (pp. 33–57). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Payton, F. C., Yarger, L. K., & Pinter, A. T. (2018). Text Mining Mental Health Reports for Issues Impacting Today’s College Students: Qualitative Study. JMIR Mental Health, 5(4), e10032.
Ly, K. H., Ly, A.-M., & Andersson, G. (2017). A fully automated conversational agent for promoting mental well-being: A pilot RCT using mixed methods. Internet Interventions, 10, 39–46. Download
Sebastian, J., & Richards, D. (2017). Changing stigmatizing attitudes to mental health via education and contact with embodied conversational agents. Computers in Human Behavior, 73, 479–488.
Lui, J. H. L., Marcus, D. K., & Barry, C. T. (2017). Evidence-based apps? A review of mental health mobile applications in a psychotherapy context. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48(3), 199–210.
Sedrati, H., Nejjari, C., Chaqsare, S., & Ghazal, H. (2016). Mental and Physical Mobile Health Apps: Review. Procedia Computer Science, 100, 900–906. Download
Menger, V., Spruit, M., Hagoort, K., & Scheepers, F. (2016). Transitioning to a Data Driven Mental Health Practice: Collaborative Expert Sessions for Knowledge and Hypothesis Finding. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2016.
Kamdar, M. R., & Wu, M. J. (2016). PRISM: A DATA-DRIVEN PLATFORM FOR MONITORING MENTAL HEALTH. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, 21, 333–344.
Jones, R. H. (2015). Discourse and Health Communication. In The Handbook of Discourse Analysis (pp. 841–857). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Hunt, D., & Harvey, K. (2015). Health Communication and Corpus Linguistics: Using Corpus Tools to Analyse Eating Disorder Discourse Online. In P. Baker & T. McEnery (Eds.), Corpora and Discourse Studies: Integrating Discourse and Corpora (pp. 134–154). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.
Hermens, H., op den Akker, H., Tabak, M., Wijsman, J., & Vollenbroek, M. (2014). Personalized Coaching Systems to support healthy behavior in people with chronic conditions. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24(6), 815–826.
Papangelis, A., Gatchel, R., Metsis, V., & Makedon, F. (2013). An Adaptive Dialogue System for Assessing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (pp. 49:1–49:4). New York, NY, USA: ACM.
Jesus, A. de. (n.d.). Chatbots for Mental Health and Therapy – Comparing 5 Current Apps and Use Cases. Retrieved March 10, 2020, from