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Scalable Integration of Multiple Health Sensor Data for Observing Medical Patterns

  • Hugo Sereno Ferreira
  • Tiago Boldt Sousa
  • Angelo Martins
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7467)

Abstract

With an aging global population, Ambient Assisted Living (aal) attempts to improve life expectancy and quality of life through the remote monitoring of various health signals using personal and home-based sensors. Possible medical conditions can be early ascertained by observable patterns over the patients’ health data. However, aggregating multiple raw signals and matching against medical protocols can be computational and bandwidth intensive. Moreover, adding new protocols requires non-trivial expertise to define necessary rules. This paper describes a lightweight, scalable, and composable mechanism that captures, processes and infers possible health problems from raw data obtained from multiple sensors.

Keywords

aal Sensor Networks Healthcare Systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo Sereno Ferreira
    • 1
    • 3
  • Tiago Boldt Sousa
    • 1
    • 3
  • Angelo Martins
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Informatics EngineeringISEPPortugal
  3. 3.INESC TEC (Formerly INESC Porto)Portugal

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