4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Context-aware disclosure of health sensor data

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        author={Jatinder Singh and Pedro Brandao and Jean Bacon},
        title={Context-aware disclosure of health sensor data},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        keywords={Access control Filters Job production systems Joining processes Laboratories Medical services Middleware Protection Telecommunication computing Telecommunication control},
  • Jatinder Singh
    Pedro Brandao
    Jean Bacon
    Year: 2010
    Context-aware disclosure of health sensor data
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8788
Jatinder Singh1,*, Pedro Brandao1,2,*, Jean Bacon1,*
  • 1: Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  • 2: Comput. Science Dept., Univ. of Porto and Instituto de Telecomunicacoes
*Contact email: Jatinder.Singh@cl.cam.ac.uk, pbrandao@dcc.fc.up.pt, Jean.Bacon@cl.cam.ac.uk


Healthcare processes are driven by sensitive information. Access control technologies aimed at protecting health information tend to focus on patient records. However, it is also important to control access to live data streams, such as those from sensor devices-especially as healthcare becomes increasingly pervasive. As opposed to bespoke, scenario-specific access control regimes, the middleware enforcement of access policy enables application- and device-independent information governance. This paper illustrates how a data control middleware can regulate sensor data flows, controlling the information disclosed in accordance with circumstance.