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Design of a RESTful Middleware to Enable Web of Medical Things

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257408,
        author={Nada Philip and Ioanna Chouvarda and Andreas Raptopoulos and Drishty Sobnath and Pantelis Natsiavas and Nicos Maglaveras and Vassilis Kilintis and Talal Butt},
        title={Design of a RESTful Middleware to Enable Web of Medical Things},
        proceedings={International Workshop on Smart wearable and autonomous devices for wound monitoring and therapy},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={SWAD},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={component copd patient hub mhealth web of things restful integrated care welcome project pan ban;},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257408}
    }
    
  • Nada Philip
    Ioanna Chouvarda
    Andreas Raptopoulos
    Drishty Sobnath
    Pantelis Natsiavas
    Nicos Maglaveras
    Vassilis Kilintis
    Talal Butt
    Year: 2014
    Design of a RESTful Middleware to Enable Web of Medical Things
    SWAD
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257408
Nada Philip1,*, Ioanna Chouvarda2, Andreas Raptopoulos3, Drishty Sobnath1, Pantelis Natsiavas2, Nicos Maglaveras2, Vassilis Kilintis2, Talal Butt1
  • 1: Kingston University
  • 2: Aristotle University Thessaloniki
  • 3: EXUS
*Contact email: n.philip@kingston.ac.uk

Abstract

— In this paper, we consider the design methodology of a mobile patient hub for the remote self-management of COPD patients. The patient hub design forms a part of the WELCOME system. WELCOME is a current EU project that aims to design and develop a new mobile health system to provide integrated care for COPD patients with comorbidities. The approach adopted for this research is based on the Web of Things architecture with RESTful principles as the enabler of communications. The proposed patient hub architecture design is based on three layers: an application layer, a middleware layer and the sensors layer. This paper presents the detail of the initial design of the middleware and an analysis of the architecture in the context of the system’s requirements.