Thomas Wehr

Thomas Wehr

Master's Thesis

Improving Interoperability of Wearables by integrating them into the Web of Things


Arne Küderle (M. Sc.), Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier


07 / 2023 – 01 / 2024


Wearables are becoming increasingly popular, especially in the health and fitness domain. Most commonly, their sensors track and monitor data about or around the user. However, the data is often only available in a proprietary format and can only be accessed through the manufacturer’s application, making it difficult to use the data in other applications or to share the data with other users. Existing technologies like the Web of Things (WoT) and the Semantic Sensor Network (SSN) could potentially solve these issues. The WoT is a framework that aims to make devices and their data accessible through the web, and the SSN is an ontology that provides a standardized way to describe sensors and their data. This thesis investigates how to integrate wearables into the WoT and how to persist their data in a standardized format. For this purpose, a prototype is developed that uses the WoT Thing Description to describe the capabilities of wearables and extends it with SSN vocabulary to give semantic meaning to the data it provides.


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