SIXTH: A Middleware for Supporting Ubiquitous Sensing in Personal Health Monitoring

  • Dominic Carr
  • Michael J. O’Grady
  • Gregory M. P. O’Hare
  • Rem Collier
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 61)


For an arbitrary event, a lack of the prevailing context compromises understanding. In health monitoring services, this may have serious repercussions. Yet many biomedical devices tend to exhibit a lack of openness and interoperability that reduces their potential as active nodes in broader healthcare information systems. One approach to addressing this deficiency rests in the realization of a middleware solution that is heterogeneous in a multiplicity of dimensions, whilst supporting dynamic reprogramming as the needs of patients change. This paper demonstrates how such functionality may be interwoven into a middleware solution, both from a design and implementation perspective.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominic Carr
    • 1
  • Michael J. O’Grady
    • 1
  • Gregory M. P. O’Hare
    • 1
  • Rem Collier
    • 1
  1. 1.Clarity: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, School of Computer Science & InformaticsUniversity College Dublin (UCD)Dublin 4Ireland

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