3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Web Services to improve interoperability of home healthcare devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5944,
        author={Guido Moritz and Elmar Zeeb and Frank Golatowski and Dirk Timmermann and Regina Stoll},
        title={Web Services to improve interoperability of home healthcare devices},
        proceedings={3d International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={Web Services for Devices DPWS lwIP 6LoWPAN},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5944}
    }
    
  • Guido Moritz
    Elmar Zeeb
    Frank Golatowski
    Dirk Timmermann
    Regina Stoll
    Year: 2009
    Web Services to improve interoperability of home healthcare devices
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5944
Guido Moritz1,*, Elmar Zeeb1,*, Frank Golatowski2,*, Dirk Timmermann1,*, Regina Stoll3,*
  • 1: Institute of Applied Microelectronics and Computer Engineering, University of Rostock, 18055 Rostock, Germany
  • 2: Center for Life Science and Automation, 18119 Rostock, Germany.
  • 3: Institute of Preventive Medicine, University of Rostock, 18055 Rostock, Germany
*Contact email: guido.moritz@uni-rostock.de, elmar.zeeb@uni-rostock.de, frank.golatowski@celisca.de, dirk.timmemann@uni-rostock.de, regina.stoll@uni-rostock.de

Abstract

Home healthcare can be divided into monitoring and assistance scenarios. In both scenarios, miscellaneous devices are applied for dedicated sensor or actuator functionalities. The requirements and assumptions for the different nodes split the devices in three different classes with particular characteristics concerning energy consumption, power supply, memory, computing power, and bandwidth. Nevertheless, the number of nodes and complexity of setups require new concepts like Service-oriented Architectures to solve arising problems. In this paper, the Devices Profile for Web Services is suggested as comprehensive middleware for all three device classes. Hence, Web services technologies, which are already applied in the internet and in automation industry, can avoid interoperability problems of sensors and actors in the domain of home healthcare also.