ContextProvider: Context Awareness for Medical Monitoring Applications

Presented in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2011 Smartphones are sensor-rich and Internet-enabled. With their on-board sensors, web services, social media, and external biosensors, smartphones can provide contextual information about the device, user, and environment, thereby enabling the creation of rich, biologically driven applications. We introduce ContextProvider, a framework that offers a unified, query-able interface to contextual data on the device. Unlike other context-based frameworks,...

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BEAT: Bio-Environmental Android Tracking

Presented in Proceedings of the IEEE Topical Meeting on Biomedical Radio and Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems (RWW). We introduce BEAT (Bio-Environmental Android Tracking), which provides methods for collecting, processing, and archiving one’s daily vital and spatiotemporal statistics using off-the-shelf wireless devices and biologic and environmental sensors. BEAT can operate in a self-contained manner on a mobile device and analyze vital information in real time. It uses statistics such as heartbeat variance and range thresholds to issue alerts. Alerts are...

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