A Mobile Health and Fitness Companion Demonstrator
Source: University of Tampere
Multimodal conversational spoken dialogues using physical and virtual agents provide a potential interface to motivate and support users in the domain of health and fitness. The paper presents a multimodal conversational Companion system focused on health and fitness, which has both a stationary and a mobile component. Spoken dialogue systems have traditionally focused on task-oriented dialogues, such as making flight bookings or providing public transport timetables. In emerging areas, such as domain-oriented dialogues (Dybkjaer et al., 2004), the interaction with the system, typically modelled as a conversation with a virtual anthropomorphic character, can be the main motivation for the interaction.