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Bridging eHealth and the Internet of Things: The SPHERE Project

Zhu, Ni; Diethe, Tom; Camplani, Massimo; Tao, Lili; Burrows, Alison; Twomey, Niall; Kaleshi, Driten; Mirmehdi, Majid; Flach, Peter; Craddock, Ian

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Ni Zhu

Tom Diethe

Massimo Camplani

Lili Tao

Alison Burrows

Niall Twomey

Driten Kaleshi

Majid Mirmehdi

Peter Flach

Ian Craddock


There is a widely-accepted need to revise current forms of healthcare provision. Of particular interest are sensing systems in the home, which have been central to a number of studies in this area. This paper presents an overview of this rapidly growing body of work, as well the implications for machine learning, with a view to uncovering a gap between the state of the art and the broad needs of healthcare services in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). Most approaches address specific healthcare concerns, which typically results in solutions that are not able to support full-scale sensing and data analysis for a more generic healthcare service. The paper also outlines a multiple-modality sensor platform with heterogeneous network connectivity, which is under development in the Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in Residential Environment (SPHERE) Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC).


Zhu, N., Diethe, T., Camplani, M., Tao, L., Burrows, A., Twomey, N., …Craddock, I. (2015). Bridging eHealth and the Internet of Things: The SPHERE Project. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 30(4), 39-46

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 5, 2015
Publication Date Jul 1, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 10, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 10, 2018
Journal IEEE intelligent systems
Print ISSN 1541-1672
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 4
Pages 39-46
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