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Web API for Health Care Sensors - TPAC Breakout summary

From: Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 18:27:29 -0500
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Cc: Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com>, phila@w3.org, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
To: Device APIs Working Group <public-device-apis@w3.org>
I chaired a breakout session during 2014 TPAC on the topic of “Web API for Health Care Sensors” [1].

There was quite a bit of interest and some specific conclusions. 

First, there is interest in some very specific sensor work, including pedometers and heart rate monitors, so that is something that may be ready for further examination, especially if submissions are available. This may be relevant to our generic sensor API discussion on the next DAP call. It may be relevant to our chartering discussion (or that of another group).

After discussion the group also reached the understanding that a useful approach might be to consider a generic horizontal approach in one group with additional work on specific verticals in separate interest groups. With appropriate coordination the vertical use cases and requirements can inform the horizontal work.

Security and privacy are clearly important to heath care;  attacks on  insulin pumps, defibrillators, etc were noted (pointers would be welcome).

There was considerable interest in a possible “web of things’ interest group at the W3C so a next step would be to continue the discussion in such a group.

There is more detail in the minutes, much thanks to Phil Archer for scribing : http://www.w3.org/2014/10/29-health-minutes.html

Others who were present might have more to add.

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Chair DAP

[1]  http://www.w3.org/wiki/TPAC2014/SessionIdeas#Web_API_for_Health_Care_Sensors
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