Corine Horsch, doctoral candidate in interactive intelligence (EEMCS), has developed an interactive app together with Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam to combat chronic sleeping problems.
It is a virtual coach that gives advice on how to make behavioural changes. ‘I am studying therapy compliance, because you can make something absolutely wonderful, but if people don’t use it because they find it unrealistic, it is useless. We have included the possibility to ‘negotiate’ with the coach in our app. This means that if you really don’t agree with the advised times, the coach can produce a more flexible programme.’ Horsch is looking for participants for her research at ikgalekkerslapen.nl .