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Tielman, M.L. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), van Meggelen, M. (author), Franken, I. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: With the rise of autonomous e-mental health applications, virtual agents can play a major role in improving trustworthiness, therapy outcome and adherence. In these applications, it is important that patients adhere in the sense that they perform the tasks, but also that they adhere to the specific recommendations on...
article 2017
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Tielman, M.L. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Bidarra, R. (author), Kybartas, B. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Although post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is well treatable, many people do not get the desired treatment due to barriers to care (such as stigma and cost). This paper presents a system that bridges this gap by enabling patients to follow therapy at home. A therapist is only involved remotely, to monitor progress and serve as a safety net....
article 2017
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Cohen, I. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Experiencing stress during training is a way to prepare professionals for real-life crises. With the help of feedback tools, professionals can train to recognize and overcome negative effects of stress on task performances. This paper reports two studies that empirically examined the effect of such a feedback system. The system, based on the...
article 2016
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Cohen, I. (author), den Braber, N. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), van Diggelen, J. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
In high-risk domains such as human space flight, cognitive performances can be negatively affected by emotional responses to events and conditions in their working environment (e.g., isolation and health incidents). The COgnitive Performance and Error (COPE) model distinguishes effects of work content on cognitive task load and emotional state,...
article 2016
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Kang, N. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Birna Van Riemsdijk, M. (author), Neerincx, M. (author)
Expressive virtual audiences are used in scientific research, psychotherapy, and training. To create an expressive virtual audience, developers need to know how specific audience behaviors are associated with certain characteristics of an audience, such as attitude, and how well people can recognize these characteristics. To examine this, four...
article 2016
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Cohen, I. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Professionals working in risky or emergency situations have to make very accurate decisions, while the quality of the decisions might be affected by the stress that these situations bring about. Integrating task feedback and biofeedback into computer-based training environments could improve trainees’ stress-coping behaviour. This paper presents...
article 2015
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Horsch, C. (author), Lancee, J. (author), Beun, R.J. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
article 2015
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Vakili, V. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Morina, N. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
In the last two decades, several effective virtual reality-based interventions for anxiety disorders have been developed. Virtual reality interventions can also be used to build resilience to psychopathology for populations at risk of exposure to traumatic experiences and developing mental disorders as a result, such as for people working in...
article 2014
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Hartanto, D. (author), Kampmann, I.L. (author), Morina, N. (author), Emmelkamp, P.G.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Virtual reality exposure therapy has been proposed as a viable alternative in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder. Therapists could benefit from extensive control of anxiety eliciting stimuli during virtual exposure. Two stimuli controls are studied in this study: the social dialogue situation, and the dialogue...
article 2014
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Kang, N. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), van Riemsdijk, M.B. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Currently, expressive virtual humans are used in psychological research, training, and psychotherapy. However, the behavior of these virtual humans is usually scripted and therefore cannot be modified freely at runtime. To address this, we created a virtual audience with parameterized behavioral styles. This paper presents a parameterized...
article 2013
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Vakili, V. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
This review2 describes the state-of-the-arttechnologiesthat support mental resilience training for PTSD prevention. It characterizes four current systems across training approaches; seeks insights via interviews with the systemdevelopers; and extracts from thesea set of essential guidelines for future developers. The guidelines include four...
article 2012
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Gunawan, L.T. (author), Alers, H. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
A situation map that shows the overview of a disaster situation serves as a valuable tool for disaster response teams. It helps them to orientate their location and to make disaster response decisions. It is, however, a complicated task to rapidly generate a complete and comprehensive situation map of a disaster area, particularly due to the...
article 2011
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Brinkman, W.P. (author), Vermetten, E. (author), van den Steen, M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Several methods have been proposed to treat combat veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Still, a recent review reports on high drop-out and non response rates. This has motivated work in the design of a software application to support and increase the appeal of traditional face-to-face trauma-focused psychotherapy. The research...
article 2011
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Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), van Oostendorp, H. (author)
article 2011
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