eWALL: An Open-Source Cloud-Based eHealth Platform for Creating Home Caring Environments for Older Adults Living with Chronic Diseases or Frailty

Sofoklis Kyriazakos, Ramjee Prasad, Albena Mihovska, Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Harm op den Akker, Hermie Hermens, Paolo Barone, Alessandro Mamelli, Samuele de Domenico, Matthias Pocs, Andrej Grguric, Miran Mosmondor (+16 others)
2017 Wireless personal communications  
Independent living of older adults is one of the main challenges linked to the ageing population. Especially those living with diseases like COPD, MCI or frailty, need more Abstract Independent living of older adults is one of the main challenges linked to the ageing population. Especially those living with diseases like COPD, MCI or frailty, need more support in everyday life and this is by itself a big societal challenge with impact in multiple sectors. In this paper we present eWALL, an
more » ... ative open-source eHealth platform that aims to address these challenges by means of an advanced cloud-based infrastructure. eWALL is designed in an innovative manner and achieved technical breakthroughs in eHealth platforms, while prioritizing user and market needs that are often abandoned and are the major reason for technically sound solutions that fail. We consider this as an opportunity and we aim to change the eHealth systems' experience for older adults and break the barriers for the penetration of ICT solutions. keywords: eHealth, eCare, Personal Health Systems, COPD, MCI, frailty Final manuscript Click here to download Manuscript eWALL-flagship-paper_v6.docx Click here to view linked References III.2.2 Cloud Gateway The Cloud Gateway (CGw) is responsible for interconnecting eWALL Cloud with Sensing Environments. It is the main contact point in communication to and from components running at the eWALL Home. It is responsible for receiving processed and indexed measured sensor data, sending control and configuration data to Sensing Environments and for bidirectional application data. It directly communicates with Remote Proxy and supports both message based pull and push communication. The interface is based on the principles from ETSI M2M Mid interface [21] , which use bidirectional, near-real-time, and low-latency communication. To ensure that all communication between eWALL Cloud and Sensing Environment is over an encrypted communication channel, all communication is performed over HTTPS (in the case of REST/HTTP communication). The Cloud Gateway is implemented as RESTful Web Service with optional support for AMQP based messaging using Spring Framework [22] and Java EE platform. Main features currently implemented are: • Registration and deregistration of Sensing Environments via REST interface and AMQP broker. • Provisioning support (adding, updating, reading deleting) of information about, sensing environments and devices configuration on eWALL cloud.
doi:10.1007/s11277-017-4656-7 fatcat:lgks4zb6dzanzmlypabjsw6uni