Persuasive Agencies for Self-Reflection

For people experiencing health crises, there are often long periods where they need to take care of themselves between consultations. For certain groups, maintaining healthy routines can be crucial to their recovery or stability and maybe highly challenging. Advances in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and low-cost components offer new possibilities for adaptive interventions in healthcare.

Solutions could adapt to fluctuations in the individuals’ energy or mood and alert caregivers to problems far earlier than current strategies. The form and interface for such devices or services is relatively underdeveloped. Our research is targeting the impacts of personalisation, co-design or embodiment – especially on persistent utilisation and efficacy of tools that encourage self-reflection or introspection.

Project Leader: James Tyler