In Brief

The End-of-life chatbot assists those with less than a year left to live to make difficult decisions they don't know how to answer with family members

Someone entering the end of their life may find certain decisions difficult to discuss with family members or doctors. To make it an easier process, a team of doctors and scientists created the End-of-life chatbot to have these conversations with patients to ensure their choices get prepared prior to their passing.

A patient would use the chatbot on a tablet, choosing from questions on the screen presented by an animated person. The program was not made to act autonomous. Instead, the chatbot asks patient filtered questions with prewritten answers for them to choose from. Upon finishing the questions, the program notifies family members and caregivers the patient wants to make their final decisions.

The program was designed for patients with less than year of life remaining.

 

Someone entering the end of their life may find certain decisions difficult to discuss with family members or doctors. To make it an easier process, a team of doctors and scientists created the End-of-life chatbot to have these conversations with patients to ensure their choices get prepared prior to their passing.

A patient would use the chatbot on a tablet, choosing from questions on the screen presented by an animated person. The program was not made to act autonomous. Instead, the chatbot asks patient filtered questions with prewritten answers for them to choose from. Upon finishing the questions, the program notifies family members and caregivers the patient wants to make their final decisions.