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Re: Medical sensors

From: Marcos Fábio Pereira <marcos.pereira@signove.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 07:14:52 -0300
Message-ID: <CAG_XX+4RqQ9GUKt5pnWV1MW7Ow42wQpUB1va5qknN_cCJQxVOA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org

I believe that the most general API is always the best solution, it's easy
to maintain and evolve. I did my question because when we're handling
medical sensor data, we've a lot of complex types (for example, the blood
pressure has at least two integer values, systolic and diastolic) and i
didn't see any complext types in the Data format table of the Sensors API

BTW, i don't know if i'm doing the question in the right place. I've just
subscribed the mail list and after read some e-mails i guess that the
sensors spec will handle only mobile device sensors and not external
sensors. I'm right?

Anyway, would be great if the sensors spec is able to attach new external


2012/5/10 Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>

> Hi Marcos,
> On Tuesday, 8 May 2012 at 19:09, Marcos Fábio Pereira wrote:
> > What about medical sensors? Is there any discussion about this?
> I think it would be best to flip your question around: what use cases are
> currently *not* covered by the proposed API? The term "medical sensor" is
> kinda broad, as it could range from a temperature sensor, heart rate
> monitor, to something that measures blood sugar levels, etc. It might be
> that what you need is already covered implicitly given how general the API
> is.
> Kind regards,
> Marcos
> --
> Marcos Caceres
> http://datadriven.com.au

Marcos Fábio Pereira
Received on Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:21:27 UTC

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