Active and Healthy Ageing Big Dataset Streaming on Demand

  • Evdokimos I. Konstantinidis
  • Antonis Billis
  • Charalambos Bratsas
  • Panagiotis D. BamidisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9739)


Designing and conducting user studies and pilot trials within the Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) domain remains a major challenge for researchers. This work presents the architecture and implementation of an infrastructure for streaming and playing back AHA datasets recorded in ecologically valid environments on demand. The CAC Playback Manager presented in this paper, is a system composed of a number of streaming players delivering data streams to remote clients. This manager simulates the output of sensors that have been previously recorded during a pilot trial or experiment. The recorded output is reproduced (playback) through the CAC-framework communication channel as if the pilot/experiment was conducted now. The CAC Playback Manager exposes its functionality through an API to facilitate researchers in utilizing it. A web application has been developed on top of this API in order to facilitate the study of several use cases presented within this work. Finally, the potential socioeconomic impact of the system is presented.


Dataset streaming Dataset playback Active and Healthy Ageing Ambient assisted living Ubiquitous communication technologies 



The work has been co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union under grant agreement no 643555. For more details, please see


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evdokimos I. Konstantinidis
    • 1
  • Antonis Billis
    • 1
  • Charalambos Bratsas
    • 2
    • 3
  • Panagiotis D. Bamidis
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Medical Physics Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical SchoolAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Exact SciencesAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Open Knowledge Foundation - Chapter GreeceThessalonikiGreece

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