Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(5), 4676-4713; doi:10.3390/ijerph110504676
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A Lightweight Web of Things Open Platform to Facilitate Context Data Management and Personalized Healthcare Services Creation

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Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 11 April 2014 / Accepted: 14 April 2014 / Published: 29 April 2014
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Abstract: In the last few years, many health monitoring systems have been designed to fullfil the needs of a large range of scenarios. Although many of those systems provide good ad hoc solutions, most of them lack of mechanisms that allow them to be easily reused. This paper is focused on describing an open platform, the micro Web of Things Open Platform (µWoTOP), which has been conceived to improve the connectivity and reusability of context data to deliver different kinds of health, wellness and ambient home care services. µWoTOP is based on a resource-oriented architecture which may be embedded in mobile and resource constrained devices enabling access to biometric, ambient or activity sensors and actuator resources through uniform interfaces defined according to a RESTful fashion. Additionally, µWoTOP manages two communication modes which allow delivering user context information according to different methods, depending on the requirements of the consumer application. It also generates alert messages based on standards related to health care and risk management, such as the Common Alerting Protocol, in order to make its outputs compatible with existing systems.
Keywords: open platform; web of things; user context monitoring; resource-oriented architecture; sensor fusion
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Corredor, I.; Metola, E.; Bernardos, A.M.; Tarrío, P.; Casar, J.R. A Lightweight Web of Things Open Platform to Facilitate Context Data Management and Personalized Healthcare Services Creation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 4676-4713.

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Corredor I, Metola E, Bernardos AM, Tarrío P, Casar JR. A Lightweight Web of Things Open Platform to Facilitate Context Data Management and Personalized Healthcare Services Creation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014; 11(5):4676-4713.

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Corredor, Iván; Metola, Eduardo; Bernardos, Ana M.; Tarrío, Paula; Casar, José R. 2014. "A Lightweight Web of Things Open Platform to Facilitate Context Data Management and Personalized Healthcare Services Creation." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11, no. 5: 4676-4713.


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