Pervasive Adaptive Data Acquisition Gateway for Critical Healthcare

  • Sérgio Oliveira
  • Filipe PortelaEmail author
  • Manuel F. Santos
  • José Machado
  • António Abelha
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 445)


The data acquisition process in real-time is fundamental to provide appropriate services and improve health professionals decision. In this paper a pervasive adaptive data acquisition architecture of medical devices (e.g. vital signs, ventilators and sensors) is presented. The architecture was deployed in a real context in an Intensive Care Unit. It is providing clinical data in real-time to the INTC are system. The gateway is composed by several agents able to collect a set of patients’ variables (vital signs, ventilation) across the network. The paper shows as example the ventilation acquisition process. The clients are installed in a machine near the patient bed. Then they are connected to the ventilators and the data monitored is sent to a multithreading server which using Health Level Seven protocols records the data in the database. The agents associated to gateway are able to collect, analyse, interpret and store the data in the repository. This gateway is composed by a fault tolerant system that ensures a data store in the database even if the agents are disconnected. The gateway is pervasive, universal, and interoperable and it is able to adapt to any service using streaming data.


Gateway Pervasive data Vital signs Ventilation data Medical devices Real-time Data streaming Data processing Sensors Adaptability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sérgio Oliveira
    • 1
  • Filipe Portela
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Manuel F. Santos
    • 1
  • José Machado
    • 1
  • António Abelha
    • 1
  1. 1.Algoritmi Research CentreUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.ESEIGPorto PolytechnicPortoPortugal

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