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Maninder Kalra (Committee Member), Valerie Shalin (Committee Member), Amit Sheth (Advisor), Krishnaprasad Thirunarayanan (Committee Member)

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Master of Science (MS)


Asthma is a high-burden chronic inflammatory disease with prevalence in children with twice the rate compared to adults. It can be improved by continuously monitoring patients and their environment using the Internet of Things (IoT) based devices. These sensor data streams so obtained are essential to comprehend multiple factors triggering asthma symptoms. In order to support physicians in exploring causal associations and finding actionable insights, a visualization system with a scalable cloud infrastructure that can process multimodal sensor data and Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD) is necessary. In this thesis, we describe a cloud-based asthma management and visualization platform that integrates personalized PGHD from kHealth kit and outdoor environmental observations from web services. When applied to data from an individual, the tool assists in analyzing and explaining symptoms using "personalized" causes, monitor disease progression, and improve asthma management. The front-end visualization was built with Bootstrap Framework and Highcharts. Google's Firebase and Elasticsearch engine were used as back-end storage to aggregate data from various sources. Further, Node.js and Express Framework were used to develop several Representational State Transfer services useful for the visualization.

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.