Using Vital Sensors in Mobile Healthcare Business Applications - Challenges, Examples, Lessons Learned

Johannes Schobel, Marc Schickler, Rüdiger Pryss, Hans Nienhaus, Manfred Reichert

Abstract

Today, sensors are increasingly used for data collection. In the medical domain, for example, vital signs (e.g., pulse or oxygen saturation) of patients can be measured with sensors and used for further processing. In this paper, different types of applications will be discussed whether sensors might be used in the context of these applications and their suitability for applying external sensors to them. Furthermore, a system architecture for adding sensor technology to respective applications is presented. For this purpose, a real-world business application scenario in the field of well-being and fitness is presented. In particular, we integrated two different sensors in our fitness application. We report on the lessons learned from the implementation and use of this application, e.g., in respect to connection and data structure. They mainly deal with problems relating to the connection and communication between the smart mobile device and the external sensors, as well as the selection of the appropriate type of application. Finally, a robust sensor framework, arising from this fitness application is presented. This framework provides basic features for connecting sensors. Particularly, in the medical domain, it is crucial to provide an easy to use toolset to relieve medical staff.

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Schobel J., Schickler M., Pryss R., Nienhaus H. and Reichert M. (2013). Using Vital Sensors in Mobile Healthcare Business Applications - Challenges, Examples, Lessons Learned . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BA, (WEBIST 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-54-9, pages 509-518. DOI: 10.5220/0004501205090518


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@conference{ba13,
author={Johannes Schobel and Marc Schickler and Rüdiger Pryss and Hans Nienhaus and Manfred Reichert},
title={Using Vital Sensors in Mobile Healthcare Business Applications - Challenges, Examples, Lessons Learned},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BA, (WEBIST 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={509-518},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004501205090518},
isbn={978-989-8565-54-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BA, (WEBIST 2013)
TI - Using Vital Sensors in Mobile Healthcare Business Applications - Challenges, Examples, Lessons Learned
SN - 978-989-8565-54-9
AU - Schobel J.
AU - Schickler M.
AU - Pryss R.
AU - Nienhaus H.
AU - Reichert M.
PY - 2013
SP - 509
EP - 518
DO - 10.5220/0004501205090518