Generation of Non-compliant Behaviour in Virtual Medical Narratives

Lindsay, A, Charles, F, Read, J, Porteous, J, Cavazza, M and Georg, G 2015, 'Generation of Non-compliant Behaviour in Virtual Medical Narratives' in Willem-Paul Brinkman, Joost Broekens, Dirk Heylen (ed.) Intelligent Virtual Agents, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 216-228.


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Title Generation of Non-compliant Behaviour in Virtual Medical Narratives
Author(s) Lindsay, A
Charles, F
Read, J
Porteous, J
Cavazza, M
Georg, G
Year 2015
Title of book Intelligent Virtual Agents
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Cham, Switzerland
Editor(s) Willem-Paul Brinkman, Joost Broekens, Dirk Heylen
Start page 216
End page 228
Subjects Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified
Summary Patient education documents increasingly take the form of Patient Guidelines, which share many of the properties of clinical guidelines in terms of knowledge content and the description of clinical protocols. They however differ in one specific aspect, which is that some recommendations for patient behaviour may be violated, and that no explicit representation of undesired behaviour is embedded in the guidelines themselves. In this paper, we take as a starting point the plan-based representation of clinical guidelines, which has been promoted by several authors, and introduce a method to automatically derive the set of "opposite actions" that constitute violations of recommended patient behaviours. These additional alternative actions are generated automatically as PDDL operators complementing the description of the guideline. As an application, using a patient guideline on bariatric surgery, we also present examples of how these actions can be used to visualise undesirable patient behaviour in a 3D serious game, featuring virtual agents representing the patient and healthcare professionals.
Copyright notice © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
Keyword(s) Bariatric Surgery
Virtual Environment
Planning Domain
Planning Formalism
Undesirable Behaviour
ISBN 9783319219950
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