Lifelogging data validation model for internet of things enabled personalized healthcare

Po Yang, Dainius Stankevicius, Vaidotas Marozas, Zhikun Deng, Enjie LIu, Arunas Lukosevicius, Feng Dong, Dali Xu, Geyong Min

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Internet of Things (IoT) technology offers opportunities to monitor lifelogging data by a variety of assets, like wearable sensors, mobile apps, etc. But due to heterogeneity of connected devices and diverse human life patterns in an IoT environment, lifelogging personal data contains huge uncertainty and are hardly used for healthcare studies. Effective validation of lifelogging personal data for longitudinal health assessment is demanded. In this paper, lifelogging physical activity (LPA) is taken as a target to explore how to improve the validity of lifelogging data in an IoT enabled healthcare system. A rule-based adaptive LPA validation (LPAV) model, LPAV-IoT, is proposed for eliminating irregular uncertainties (IUs) and estimating data reliability in IoT healthcare environments. A methodology specifying four layers and three modules in LPAV-IoT is presented for analyzing key factors impacting validity of LPA. A series of validation rules are designed with uncertainty threshold parameters and reliability indicators and evaluated through experimental investigations. Following LPAV-IoT, a case study on a personalized healthcare platform myhealthavatar connecting three state-of-the-art wearable devices and mobile apps are carried out. The results reflect that the rules provided by LPAV-IoT enable efficiently filtering at least 75% of IU and adaptively indicating the reliability of LPA data on certain condition of IoT environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-64
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and, Cybernetics: Systems
Issue number1
Early online date19 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2018


  • data validation
  • internet of things (IoT)
  • personalized healthcare
  • physical activity
  • medical services
  • biomedical monitoring
  • adaptation models
  • data models
  • medical computing

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