Digital Health Architecture: Back-end Development
Thesis in external company
keywords CLOUD, CLOUD COMPUTING, E-HEALTH, INTERNET OF THINGS, IOT, ARCHITECTURE SO, USER-CENTERED DESIGN
Reference persons ANDREA ACQUAVIVA, EDOARDO PATTI
External reference persons Marco Foschiano (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Research Groups ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION - EDA, GR-06 - ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION - EDA, ICT4SS - ICT FOR SMART SOCIETIES
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL, IN COMPANY
Description Infinity Gauntlet Project: Quest for a Back-end
A once-in-a-lifetime technological revolution is ongoing that will profoundly affect us all. The European Union stated that smart wearables are "one of the ten technologies which will change our lives”, called them a "multi-billion euro market on the horizon” and decided to invest more than 100 billions in eHealth.
Now is your chance to take up the gauntlet, with the aim of reshaping the nascent universe of eHealth software development.
The goal of this project is to jumpstart the creation of an open-source cloud-based tiered software infrastructure code-named “Multiverse" that can be instantiated for different classes and models of digital health applications.
The starting point will be an analysis of various existing implementations of IoT platforms designed to work in specific eHealth scenarios with limited versatility.
The objective will be to break down the architectural limitations of such implementations to create a common framework that can encompass numerous use cases and hence can become a reference model for the entire eHealth software development industry.
The back-end quest will specifically focus on the analysis and extension of existing cloud-based implementations (at least two) so as to make the backend infrastructure (codenamed Captain Marvel) more versatile and modular. In addition, critical to the project will be the definition and documentation of a secure public REST API for the communication between wearable devices and the cloud-based back-end.
Extra credit will be earned if the thesis can also incorporate a generic web-based interface to the repository of medical data in standard format (FHIR) collected and aggregated from multiple sources via the REST API.
Now, will you have the passion and commitment required to wield this gauntlet?
Required skills Good knowledge of server-side Java (e.g., JBoss) and .NET (or Python)
Good knowledge of a cloud-based infrastructure such as AWS
Good knowledge of REST API coding and documentation
Good knowledge of HTML/CSS and web services
Good aptitude for teamwork
Good capability of working unsupervised and with remote peers
Good capability to work under deadlines
Notes what is ehealt (Italian version https://www.blogsalutedigitale.it/ehealth/)
eHealth: Combining Psychology, Technology and Health (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/ehealth?utm_source=utwente&utm_medium=mooc-webpage)
Smart Wearables Reflection and Orientation Paper (http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/document.cfm?doc_id=40542)
HealthKit and ResearchKit (https://developer.apple.com/healthkit/)
Deadline 15/05/2019 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA