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An extensible approach for integrating health and activity wearables in mobile IoT apps

Book Contribution - Book Chapter Conference Contribution

The amount of edge devices that are currently developed to support fitness and health monitoring is enormous. Many of them aim at measuring body parameters to offer care related services. At the same time, a lot of smart health applications are developed, often making decisions or offering feedback based on sensor data processing. Application developers often struggle to integrate and plug in novel sensor technologies becoming available on the market at a fast pace. However, being able to cope with hardware changes is essential when building sustainable software systems. Standardization efforts are very fragmented and continuously evolve. Hence, compliance with a particular standard seriously restricts the IoT device technologies that can be inserted in practice. Moreover, they do not guarantee any quality-of-service. Our work presents a complementary approach that supports software integrators in building flexible and open IoT ecosystems, helping them to avoid vendor lock-in. The paper further shows how the approach can be applied to build sustainable and easily reconfigurable heart rate monitoring apps.
Book: 2019 IEEE International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT)
Pages: 69 - 75
Number of pages: 7
Publication year:2019