Developing a Real-Time Process Data Acquisition System for Automatic Process Measurement

  • Ye Zhang
  • Olli Martikainen
  • Petri Pulli
  • Valeriy Naumov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7096)


As the population aging is a global and unalterable trend, and the whole society is lacking of productive workforce to provide healthcare services, there is a pressure to develop smart services to support the elderly persons live a more independent life and improve the quality of open healthcare. This paper combines together the concepts of smart living environment and process management, we discuss a novel method called automatic process measurement that uses wireless technologies to collect process data for process mining and process analysis. Besides, this paper presents the real-time data acquisition system that is capable of measuring elderly people’s behavior and nurse’s behavior. We apply the system to three Linux-based platforms and evaluate it in laboratory and practical environment. The proposed system fulfills the measurement needs of collecting process data for automatic process modeling.


Real-time data acquisition automatic process measurement process mining Bluetooth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ye Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Olli Martikainen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Petri Pulli
    • 1
  • Valeriy Naumov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Processing ScienceUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)Finland

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