In July 2015 the REVITA project was launched by HI iberia. The project is funded by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism in the framework of Strategic Action of Economy and Digital Society. It is a platform that offers specialised and personalized eldercare at a distance. This is possible through the collection of specific information from the elderly and the continuous interaction with caregivers by means of a remote virtual desktop. Furthermore, the platform provides a virtual caregiver service to support and cover the user needs when the actual caregiver is not available.
The first step consisted on determine the scope of the project through the specific definition of the services and functionalities of the platform, as well as the interaction between final users (elderly people and caregivers). Then, a study of the state of the art was carried out in order to gain a deep knowledge of the starting point to implement the platform (in particular in the area related to the natural language processing, which will be needed for the virtual caregiver).