PRESS

11/18/13 - Elderbranch (online)

"Ageing, the Central Nervous System, and Mobility"
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5/27/13 - Wall Street Journal (print & online)

"A Virtual Coach Spurs Patients With Parkinson's"
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5/1/13 - WBUR (radio & online)

"Could Talking With Virtual 'Gabby' Help Prep You For Pregnancy?"
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5/2/13 - Boston Magazine (print & online)

"Virtual Patient Advocates Help With Pre-Natal Care"
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5/2/13 - Mobihealth News (online)

"Virtual patient advocate shows promise in reducing risky pregnancies"
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3/27/12 - New York Times (newspaper)

"Learning to Breast-Feed From an Avatar"
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3/12 - Medical Xpress (web)

"Avatar teaches breastfeeding benefits and techniques"
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3/12 - examiner.com (web)

"Avatars: the lactation consultants of the future?"
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11/11 - MIT Technology Review (web)

"The Virtual Nurse Will See You Now"
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11/11 - Fast Company (web)

"The Virtual Nurse Will See You Now"
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10/11 - Washington Post (newspaper)

"Medicare may penalize hospitals that readmit too many patients"
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6/11 - The Wall Street Journal Online (web)

"Don't Come Back, Hospitals Say"
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11/09 - Ivanhoe Newswire (TV)

"Virtual Nurse: Always on Call"
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4/09 - Health Leaders Media (web)

"Virtual Patient Advocate Could Enhance Health Literacy"
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12/08 - CARING (Nursing Informatics newsletter)

"Medical simulation takes new leaps with patient “avatars” virtually visiting medical students and nurse avatars providing discharge planning to hospital patients"
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1/25/08 - Boston Museum of Science

"Relational Agents" [mp3 podcast]
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1/17/08 - New England Cable News

"Computer Characters Making Friends" [mp4 video]
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12/14/07 - Mass High Tech

"Good night, nurse! BMC tests virtual RN for discharges"
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6/8/07 - NurseZone.com

“Virtual Health Coach Encourages Physical Activity, Health Awareness”
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5/21/07 - Boston Globe

“'Laura' makes digital health coaching personal”
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4/6/07 - Mass High Tech

“Piloting a virtual health care helper: Partners Healthcare System to run trials of weight-loss coach 'Laura'”
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3/5/07 - NPR

"Virtual House Calls"
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12/18/06 - Christian Science Monitor

“What if your laptop knew how you felt?”
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8/21/06 - Boston Globe

“Health coach gets seniors moving”
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RELATIONAL AGENTS GROUP
Relational Agents are computer agents designed to form long-term, social-emotional relationships with their users. We are investigating the use of these agents in task domains in which human-agent relationships actually improve task outcomes, such as in coaching, counseling, psychotherapy and healthcare.