RepoBIT: Cloud-Driven Real-Time Biosignal Streaming, Storage, Visualisation and Sharing
RepoBIT: Cloud-Driven Real-Time Biosignal Streaming, Storage, Visualisation and Sharing, Proc European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO, Rome, Italy, Vol. , pp. 777 - 781, September, 2018.
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Physiological (or biosignal) data acquisition and analysis has evolved from being intrinsically bound to medical practice or lab settings, to become a pervasive data source with numerous applications. This has been mostly leveraged by the proliferation of wearables and open hardware platforms. While the first devices offer good cloud connectivity (albeit to proprietary servers) but only provide high-level features, the latter have opposite characteristics, creating a gap in what concerns collaborative access to datasets for reuse in academic research. In this paper we describe a module devised to help bridge this gap, by enabling real-time biosignal streaming directly from an open hardware physiological data acquisition platform to a cloud-based repository over Wi-Fi. Performance tests have been made to assess the data transmission reliability, and the adopted approach to the repository enables user-friendly collaborative access, visualisation and sharing of the recorded data.