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Re: [whatwg] Web API for Health Sensors

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:20:22 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2=PR6TYc84A6=g_5G7tzGEb9uqjM67EqjSCzWkL_6W_AA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Erik Reppen <erik.reppen@gmail.com>
Cc: sanjoy.net@gmail.com, WHAT Working Group Mailing List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, sanjoy.pal@samsung.com, Arpita Bahuguna <a.bah@samsung.com>, Arpita Bahuguna <arpitabahuguna@gmail.com>
I believe a way to directly read health data into web apps with a browser
api (JavaScript) is an interesting idea. You could then have a webrtc video
conference with your doctor and he could read out your pulse and other
health data directly from your device live and give you an opinion. Seeing
as health sensors are increasingly part of devices that have a web browser
built in, it would be useful to get to that data from a browser.

Cheers,
Silvia.
 On 12 Sep 2014 22:09, "Erik Reppen" <erik.reppen@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure I understand the problem. Lack of a formal web API doesn't
> block these devices from exposing data through web services, does it?
>
> Coming up with a web service or JSON standard for the data would make sense
> but that's more of an industry-specific concern that would best be dealt
> with by people working within that sector. I don't see how this would be in
> scope for whatwg.
>
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 5:45 AM, Arpita Bahuguna <a.bah@samsung.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> >
> >
> > Some of us were pondering over the need of having Web API(s) for health
> and
> > similar other sensors. With the growing presence of such sensors on
> > smart-watches and such, we believe a Web interface for retrieving data
> from
> > such sensors is required (especially for Web Apps).
> >
> >
> >
> > Towards that end, we would like to know whether any work has been done
> > towards creating a Web API for Health Sensors (and the like).
> >
> > Currently, the health sensor data is available only for native apps.
> >
> >
> >
> > Would appreciate the community's opinion on the same. Also, if such a
> > standard is already under development, could someone kindly point us in
> the
> > right direction?
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Arpita Bahuguna
> >
> >
>
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