Journal article

Device Nimbus: An Intelligent Middleware for Smarter Services for Health and Fitness

Eduardo Araujo Oliveira, Michael Kirley, Jorge CB Fonseca, Kiev Gama

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

The world is experiencing an unprecedented explosion in the number of smart devices and mobile apps that are available to users. In the health and fitness domains, many of the devices and technologies in the market place are restricted to proprietary platforms, typically working in isolation with fixed hardware settings. Consequently, an important challenge is to investigate techniques for combining and analyzing data encapsulated by these ubiquitous technologies. In this paper, we introduce an intelligent middleware - Device Nimbus - to meet this challenge. The middleware supports the integration of distributed and heterogeneous mobile sensor data, enabling both context and predictive analy..

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Grants

Awarded by National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil


Funding Acknowledgements

Eduardo Araujo Oliveira would like to thank the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil, for supporting his postdoc position (scholarship provided under report no BEX 9213/13-9).