1st International Workshop on Lifelogging for Pervasive Health

Research Article

A Modular Framework for Ambient Health Monitoring

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2013.252132,
        author={Daniel Burmeister and Andreas Schrader and Darren Carlson},
        title={A Modular Framework for Ambient Health Monitoring},
        proceedings={1st International Workshop on Lifelogging for Pervasive Health},
        keywords={activity recognition personal health record ambient health monitoring smartassst ambient dynamix},
  • Daniel Burmeister
    Andreas Schrader
    Darren Carlson
    Year: 2013
    A Modular Framework for Ambient Health Monitoring
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2013.252132
Daniel Burmeister1, Andreas Schrader1,*, Darren Carlson2
  • 1: University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany
  • 2: National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
*Contact email: andreas.schrader@acm.org


Ambient Health Monitoring is becoming increasingly important for supporting proactive self-monitoring as part of a healthy lifestyle and as an enabler of appropriate healthcare services in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). However, the heterogeneity of available context sources and AAL infrastructure components hinders the design of holistic systems. In this paper, we describe a comprehensive modular system approach for integrating heterogeneous context sources, including: stationary sensor networks in AAL infrastructure; wireless medical device sensors; embedded mobile device sensors; as well as virtual sensors. We outline the potential use cases of the system by presenting a prototype lifelogging application for Android, which dynamically integrates several sensor types into a personal health record, with a special focus on activity recognition. The application also demonstrates the usage of gamification methods as a persuasive means of enhancing the intrinsic motivation of users towards a personalized healthy lifestyle.