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Re: Web API for Health Sensors

From: Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:52:18 -0400
Cc: Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com>, Arpita Bahuguna <a.bah@samsung.com>, public-device-apis@w3.org, sanjoy.pal@samsung.com, Arpita Bahuguna <arpitabahuguna@gmail.com>, sajoy.net@gmail.com
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To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>

Thanks for the useful information and suggestions.

I would suggest that we include this in the DAP charter (or in the means by which we enable additional work items to be added to the charter) so that we can anticipate the work being taken up by DAP after the requirements are worked out, without having to enter a rechartering exercise.

That said, it seems a CG might be appropriate to work out the requirements. I suggest a CG as it may attract a wider community for that work, rather than making it appear mobile specific (though one might argue everything is)

Something to discuss on today’s call.

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia

On Sep 12, 2014, at 12:42 PM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org> wrote:

> Le vendredi 12 septembre 2014 à 15:59 +0530, Arpita Bahuguna a écrit :
>> 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).
> I agree that it is an interesting growth space for APIs. There was a
> recent discussion on this list on a more generic and more robust
> approach to the development of Sensor APIs, which may solve at least
> part of this problem space.
>> 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?
> There was early discussion on this a few years ago:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2011Jun/0103.html
> There was in particular interest from the Continua Health Alliance on
> this.
> I think it's probably timely to revisit the topic; I can imagine several
> options for next steps:
> * a Community Group
> * documenting use cases in the Web & Mobile IG
> * proposing this topic as an addition to the DAP charter (which we will
> be renewing in the upcoming few months)
> Dom
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