Nowadays, the enormous volume of health and fitness data gathered from IoT wearable devices offers favourable opportunities to the research community. For instance, it can be exploited using sophisticated data analysis techniques, such as automatic reasoning, to find patterns and, extract information and new knowledge in order to enhance decision-making and deliver better healthcare. However, due to the high heterogeneity of data representation formats, the IoT healthcare landscape is characterised by an ubiquitous presence of data silos which prevents users and clinicians from obtaining a consistent representation of the whole knowledge. Semantic web technologies, such as ontologies and inference rules, have been shown as a promising way for the integration and exploitation of data from heterogeneous sources. In this paper, we present a semantic data model useful to: (1) consistently represent health and fitness data from heterogeneous IoT sources; (2) integrate and exchange them; and (3) enable automatic reasoning by inference engines.

Towards Consistent Data Representation in the IoT Healthcare Landscape

Reda, Roberto;Piccinini, Filippo;Carbonaro, Antonella
2018

Abstract

Nowadays, the enormous volume of health and fitness data gathered from IoT wearable devices offers favourable opportunities to the research community. For instance, it can be exploited using sophisticated data analysis techniques, such as automatic reasoning, to find patterns and, extract information and new knowledge in order to enhance decision-making and deliver better healthcare. However, due to the high heterogeneity of data representation formats, the IoT healthcare landscape is characterised by an ubiquitous presence of data silos which prevents users and clinicians from obtaining a consistent representation of the whole knowledge. Semantic web technologies, such as ontologies and inference rules, have been shown as a promising way for the integration and exploitation of data from heterogeneous sources. In this paper, we present a semantic data model useful to: (1) consistently represent health and fitness data from heterogeneous IoT sources; (2) integrate and exchange them; and (3) enable automatic reasoning by inference engines.
2018
ACM The Web Conference, DH’18:2018 International Digital Health Conference
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Reda, Roberto; Piccinini, Filippo; Carbonaro, Antonella
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