Journal of mHealth: Kognito’s Case Study about Harnessing the Power of Conversations with Virtual Humans to Change Health Behaviors
We are excited to share a newly published article in the Journal of mHealth that discusses the work of Kognito and how we are changing health behaviors through role-play simulations with virtual humans.
This article provides readers with an in-depth look at Kognito’s behavior change model as well as its overall approach to improving health behaviors. Our behavior change model draws upon components of game mechanics, virtual human simulation technology, and evidence-based instructional design. It also incorporates the principles of social-cognitive theory and neuroscience, including motivational interviewing, emotional regulation, empathy, and mindfulness.
Numerous longitudinal studies have shown that users who complete Kognito simulations demonstrate statistically significant and sustained increases in being confident and competent to lead real-life health conversations.