The following post has been written by the FI-STAR Team at their  blog. We would like to thank their collaboration. If you want to learn more about FIWARE eHealth uses, please read this post in our blog.

Professor Christoph Thuemmler, FISTAR’s Medical Director, presented the session : FIWARE – open architecture and tools from the Future Internet PPP  at the IoT and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects at Horizon 2020 ICT 30 2015 KTN in London.

Generic Enablers - Building blocks

“FIWARE's goal is to advance the global competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing an innovative infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of services, providing high QoS and security guarantees. FIWARE is designed to meet the demands of key market stakeholders across many different sectors, e.g., healthcare, telecommunications, and environmental services.

FIWARE unites major European industrial actors.  FIWARE is an open architecture and a reference implementation of a novel service infrastructure, building upon generic and reusable building blocks developed in earlier research projects.” These are aptly named Generic Enablers and Prof Thuemmler used the metaphor of lego bricks to explain that they are the building blocks of new applications, all of them being available in the FIWARE catalogue.

Orion Context Broker

Prof Thuemmler also demonstrated one of the new applications for the health sector  – the Shock Index which is an early warning service for those with heart conditions.  It connects the patient via their smartphone to the Hospital services who are monitoring them and who can activate the appropriate health service. This application uses the Orion Context Broker, which is available from the FIWARE catalogue. Do you want to see how it works? You can take a look at this video!