INTEROPERABILITY IN AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING (AAL) - Standardization of Sensor-data based on ISO/IEEE 11073

Philipp Nieke, Sten Hanke, Christopher Mayer, Andreas Hochgatterer, Stefan Sauermann

Abstract

In the process of developing projects in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), it is very important to avoid isolated and proprietary applications in the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. Therefore standardization committees try to close the gap between these applications in developing appropriate standards for communication and software-architectures. The ISO/IEEE 11073 standard family and especially the standard specialization ”ISO/IEEE 11073-10471, Independent Living Activity Hub” is the key for establishing interoperability in AAL. The scope is to establish a common software-architecture and communication between agents (any form of medical devices, e.g. Independent Living Activity Hub which represents a sensor network) and managers (software-tool for receiving data; e.g. sensor-data). Consequently the integration of different sensor-networks (agents) from different manufacturers to an ISO/IEEE 11073 manager could be achieved by plug & play interoperability if the agents are built up according to the standard guidelines. However, this study showed that it is possible to apply the standard to existing sensor-networks by designing the agent with appropriate mapping methods between manufacturer- and ISO/IEEE 11073 nomenclature. The flexible bodywork of the designed agent allows its application and use for specific sensor networks from different manufacturers without great effort, whereas the ”once-implemented manager” can be applied for any ISO/IEEE 11073-10471 Independent Living Activity Hub.

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Nieke P., Hanke S., Mayer C., Hochgatterer A. and Sauermann S. (2010). INTEROPERABILITY IN AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING (AAL) - Standardization of Sensor-data based on ISO/IEEE 11073 . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-016-0, pages 406-413. DOI: 10.5220/0002700204060413


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf10,
author={Philipp Nieke and Sten Hanke and Christopher Mayer and Andreas Hochgatterer and Stefan Sauermann},
title={INTEROPERABILITY IN AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING (AAL) - Standardization of Sensor-data based on ISO/IEEE 11073},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={406-413},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002700204060413},
isbn={978-989-674-016-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010)
TI - INTEROPERABILITY IN AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING (AAL) - Standardization of Sensor-data based on ISO/IEEE 11073
SN - 978-989-674-016-0
AU - Nieke P.
AU - Hanke S.
AU - Mayer C.
AU - Hochgatterer A.
AU - Sauermann S.
PY - 2010
SP - 406
EP - 413
DO - 10.5220/0002700204060413