Design and Implementation of a Scalable Crowdsensing Platform for Geospatial Data of Tinnitus Patients

Kraft, Robin and Birk, Ferdinand and Reichert, Manfred and Deshpande, Aniruddha and Schlee, Winfried and Langguth, Berthold and Baumeister, Harald and Probst, Thomas and Spiliopoulou, Myra and Pryss, Rüdiger (2019) Design and Implementation of a Scalable Crowdsensing Platform for Geospatial Data of Tinnitus Patients. In: 32nd IEEE CBMS International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2019), 5-7 June 2019, Cordoba.

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Smart devices and low-powered sensors are becoming increasingly ubiquitous and nowadays almost all of these devices are connected, which is a promising foundation for crowdsensing of data related to various environmental phenomena. Resulting data is especially meaningful when it is related to time and location. Interestingly, many existing approaches built their solution on monolithic backends that process data on a per-request basis. However, for many scenarios, such technical setting is not suitable for managing data requests of a large crowd. For example, when dealing with millions of data points, still many challenges arise for modern smartphones if calculations or advanced visualization features must be accomplished directly on the smartphone. Therefore, the work at hand proposes an architectural design for managing geospatial data of tinnitus patients, which combines a cloudnative approach with Big Data concepts used in the Internet of Things. The presented architectural design shall serve as a generic foundation to implement (1) a scalable backend for a platform that covers the aforementioned crowdsensing requirements as well as to provide (2) a sophisticated stream processing concept to calculate and pre-aggregate incoming measurement data of tinnitus patients. Following this, this paper presents a visualization feature to provide users with a comprehensive overview of noise levels in their environment based on noise measurements. This shall help tinnitus or hearing-impaired patients to avoid locations with a burdensome sound level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Robin Kraft
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 16:35
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2020 20:50

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