Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 1147–1176 | Cite as

Context-aware multimedia services modeling: an e-Health perspective

  • Md. Abdur RahmanEmail author
  • M. Shamim Hossain
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik


In this paper we present an e-Health framework model that can dynamically provide context-aware multimedia services to a user. The framework collects live user context by analyzing sensory data obtained from a body sensor network and multimedia content available from live heterogeneous Internet-based services. Finally, we share the implementation details and test results.


Body sensor network e-Health Sensor networks Internet-based services User context Context modeling 



The authors would like to thank Multimedia Communications Lab at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany for collecting sensory data. The authors would also like to acknowledge the financial support of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The authors would like to thank Dr. Heung Nam Kim and Dr. Wail Gueaieb of MCRLab of University of Ottawa for their assistance. This research was supported by the NSTIP strategic technologies program (11-INF1703-10) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Md. Abdur Rahman
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Shamim Hossain
    • 2
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUmm Al-Qura UniversityMakkahKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. 2.College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS)King Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCRLab) SITEUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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