Health Monitoring in the Internet of Things

In the not-too-distant future, our everyday lives will be impacted by millions of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). These devices will include things like sensors that measure the environment or the behaviour of our bodies in response to it, actuators that control air flow or window opacity, and processes that compute the signals to be applied to the actuators or to visual display systems. Devices will be available in tens of thousands of types.

A functioning Internet of Things is going to require a reference framework of physical quantities and their associated units of measure. It’s also going to require that we can discover devices and determine their type, their properties, and the context in which they are operating.

Since new device types and new device paradigms are to be expected, it is essential that the information captured in registration be based on an information model that is not only discoverable, but also extensible.

Registration, Discovery, and Device Health Monitoring in the Internet of Things

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