EMPATHIC, Expressive, Advanced Virtual Coach to Improve Independent Healthy-Life-Years of the Elderdy

M. Inés Torres, Gérard Chollet, César Montenegro, Jofre Tenorio-Laranga, Olga Gordeeveva, Anna Esposito, Cornelius Glackin, Stephan Schlögl, Olivier Deroo, Begoña Fernández-Ruanova, Riberto Santana, Maria S. Kornes, Fred Lindner, Daria Kyslitska, Miriam Reiner, Gennaro Cordasco, Mari Aksnes, Raquel Justo


The EMPATHIC Research & Innovation project researchs, innovates, explores and validates new paradigms and platforms, laying the foundation for future generations of Personalised Virtual Coaches to assist elderly people living independently at and around their home. The project uses remote non-intrusive technologies to extract physiological markers of emotional states in real-time for online adaptive responses of the coach, and advances holistic modelling of behavioural, computational, physical and social aspects of a personalised expressive virtual coach. It develops causal models of coach-user interactional exchanges that engage elders in emotionally believable interactions keeping off loneliness, sustaining health status, enhancing quality of life and simplifying access to future telecare services.


Cite as: Torres, M.I., Chollet, G., Montenegro, C., Tenorio-Laranga, J., Gordeeveva, O., Esposito, A., Glackin, C., Schlögl, S., Deroo, O., Fernández-Ruanova, B., Santana, R., S. Kornes, M., Lindner, F., Kyslitska, D., Reiner, M., Cordasco, G., Aksnes, M., Justo, R. (2018) EMPATHIC, Expressive, Advanced Virtual Coach to Improve Independent Healthy-Life-Years of the Elderdy. Proc. IberSPEECH 2018, 172-173.


@inproceedings{Torres2018,
  author={M. Inés Torres and Gérard Chollet and César Montenegro and Jofre Tenorio-Laranga and Olga Gordeeveva and Anna Esposito and Cornelius Glackin and Stephan Schlögl and Olivier Deroo and Begoña Fernández-Ruanova and Riberto Santana and Maria {S. Kornes} and Fred Lindner and Daria Kyslitska and Miriam Reiner and Gennaro Cordasco and Mari Aksnes and Raquel Justo},
  title={{EMPATHIC, Expressive, Advanced Virtual Coach to Improve Independent Healthy-Life-Years of the Elderdy}},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. IberSPEECH 2018},
  pages={172--173}
}