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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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Ding, D. (author), Burger, F. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
A number of negotiation training systems have been developed to improve people’s performance in negotiation. They mainly focus on the skills development, and less on negotiation understanding and improving self-efficacy. We propose a virtual reality negotiation training system that exposes users to virtual cognitions during negotiation with...
conference paper 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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Tielman, M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Motivating users is an important task for virtual agents in behaviour chance support systems. In this study we present a system which generates motivational statements based on situation type, aimed at a virtual agent for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder therapy. Using input from experts (n=13), we built a database containing what categories of...
conference paper 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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Favié, J. (author), Vakili, V. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Morina, N. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Certain professions carry a risk of experiencing traumatic events and sometimes developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Researchers have been working on strategies to prevent professionals in those fields from developing PTSD. Recently, there has been a focus on applying technology that supports these preventive strategies, especially...
bookPart 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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Tielman, M. (author), van Meggelen, M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Internet-based guided self-therapy systems provide a novel method for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder patients to follow therapy at home with the assistance of a virtual coach. One of the main challenges for such a coach is assisting patients with recollecting their traumatic memories, a vital part of therapy. In this paper, an ontology-based...
conference paper 2015
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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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Hartanto, D. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Kampmann, I.L. (author), Morina, N. (author), Emmelkamp, P.G. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Current developments of virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) system focus mainly on systems that can be used in health clinics under the direct supervision of a therapist. Offering patients however the possibility to do this treatment at home would make VRET more accessible. In this paper we therefore present a home-based VRET system for the...
conference paper 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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Tielman, M. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often need to specify and relive their traumatic memories in therapy to relieve their disorder, which can be a very painful process. One new development is an internet-based guided self-therapy system (IBGST), where people work at home and a therapist is remotely involved. We propose to enrich...
conference paper 2014
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Isnanda, R.G. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Veling, W. (author), van der Gaag, M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Although virtual reality exposure has been reported as a method to induce paranoid thought, little is known about mechanisms to control specific virtual stressors. This paper reports on a study that examines the effect of controlling the stream of potential paranoia evoking events in a virtual restaurant world. A 2-by-2 experiment with a non...
bookPart 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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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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Isnanda, R.G. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Veling, W. (author), van der Gaag, M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Freeman et al. reported that a substantial minority of the general population has paranoid thoughts while exposed in a virtual environment. This suggested that in a development phase of a virtual reality exposure system for paranoid patients initially a non-clinical sample could be used to evaluate the system's ability to induce paranoid...
conference paper 2013
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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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Kayal, A. (author), van Riemsdijk, B. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Gouman, R. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
conference paper 2013
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Brinkman, W.P. (author), Hartanto, D. (author), Kang, N. (author), de Vliegher, D. (author), Kampmann, I.L. (author), Morina, N. (author), Emmelkamp, P.G.M. (author), Neerincx, M. (author)
People with social phobia have a severe fear of everyday social situations. In this paper we describe a virtual reality exposure therapy system specifically designed to expose patients with social phobia to various social situations. Patients can engage in a free speech dialogue with avatars while being monitored by a therapist. To control...
conference paper 2012
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