Smart Spaces Enabled Mobile Healthcare Services in Internet of Things Environments

Smart Spaces Enabled Mobile Healthcare Services in Internet of Things Environments

Dmitry G. Korzun (Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk, Russia), Alexander V. Borodin (Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk, Russia), Ilya V. Paramonov (P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Yaroslavl, Russia), Andrey M. Vasilyev (P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Yaroslavl, Russia) and Sergey I. Balandin (FRUCT Oy, Helsinki, Finland & ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia)
DOI: 10.4018/IJERTCS.2015010101


The article studies the smart spaces approach applied for development of mobile healthcare (m-Health) services deploying in Internet of Things (IoT) environments. The authors consider a reference architecture model of the service ecosystem with focus on intelligent utilization of multi-source data originated from the IoT environment. Based on the architecture the authors introduce two reference scenarios: assistance in providing the first aid and communication with the hospital information system. For the architectural model and the scenarios pilot implementations are developed on the open source Smart-M3 platform.
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Smart Spaces Approach

The smart spaces approach aims in constructing advanced service-oriented systems for ubiquitous computing and IoT-aware environments (Korzun, Balandin, & Gurtov, 2013). In contrast to the giant global graph approach of Semantic Web, smart spaces apply the localization principle: do not duplicate data from the whole world but relate locally the problem-aware fragments from multiple sources. Massive data are kept in appropriate external databases and information systems on backend servers. A service is constructed by interaction of software agents. They access the smart space as a shared semantic information hub and use the publish/subscribe coordination model for interaction. The emerging role of smart spaces approach for development of m-Health services is discussed in (Borodin, Zavyalova, & Yamushev, 2015; Korzun, Nikolaevskiy & Gurtov, 2015; Korzun, Borodin, Timofeev, Paramonov, & Balandin, 2015).

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