In Search of a Conversational User Interface for Personal Health Assistance

Mathias Jesse, Claudia Steinberger, Peter Schartner

Abstract

Conversational user interfaces (CUI) cause a paradigm shift in the interaction between user and machine. The machine is operated via structured dialogues or partly or entirely via human language. Voice assistants that understand and process spoken natural language are increasingly being used. The currently available conversational technologies (CTs) for voice assistants range from well-known commercial technologies to quite well-known open source platforms. The suitability of a CT for a particular application domain depends heavily on its specific requirements. In this paper, we focus on the selection of CTs for the development of CUIs for the elderly to assist them in their health management. We (1) propose criteria for CT selection in the domain of personal health management for the elderly, (2) analyze commercial and open source representatives according to these criteria and (3) we evaluate the most suitable candidates for CUI development.

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in Harvard Style

Jesse M., Steinberger C. and Schartner P. (2021). In Search of a Conversational User Interface for Personal Health Assistance.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 724-732. DOI: 10.5220/0010384907240732


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf21,
author={Mathias Jesse and Claudia Steinberger and Peter Schartner},
title={In Search of a Conversational User Interface for Personal Health Assistance},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,},
year={2021},
pages={724-732},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010384907240732},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,
TI - In Search of a Conversational User Interface for Personal Health Assistance
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Jesse M.
AU - Steinberger C.
AU - Schartner P.
PY - 2021
SP - 724
EP - 732
DO - 10.5220/0010384907240732