The aim of Health Assistant is to develop an intelligent and proactive virtual assistant oriented to the health sector with the possibility of integrating in data bases which contain patient’s information, diagnosis, treatments, prevention treatments, etc. The aim is to motivate patients in their therapies, specifically chronic patients.
The role of this assistant is to guide patients in rehabilitation therapies which demand constancy. Thus the patient will be guided by the virtual assistant who will motivate the patient and will safeguard the treatments.
The characteristics of the virtual assistant will be:
- Proactivity: Based on the information of databases (patient’s profile, historic, diagnosis, etc.) the assistant will be able to suggest activities to the patient in a proactive way.
- Integrability: The goal is to integrate the virtual assistant in different types of databases, such as wikis, CRMs (Customer Relationship Management), etc. and in any type of device or platform.
- Customization: The client will be able to customize the appearance of the virtual assistant in order to adapt it to the patient’s preferences. In addition, it will be possible to customize the behaviour and the way of communication adapting them to the patient. Besides, the virtual assistant will use the patient’s preferences to suggest healthy activities or new habits.
- Expressive: The virtual assistant will be able to speak and will have facial and corporal expressiveness. Thus, the assistant will count with verbal and nonverbal communication.
The project is coordinated by AICOR Consultores Informáticos S.L and the rest of participants are: Instituto de Rehabilitación Médica S.A (IREMED), Vicomtech and Forma Soluciones.