Antto Seppälä, Pirkko Nykänen


The healthcare paradigm is progressing towards preventive care and proactive services with holistic and personalized view on health and wellbeing. The concept wellness has been used to describe this holistic approach to health and well-being. Different wellness tools have already been introduced and some wellness applications are available to be used to manage and maintain personal wellness. With the technology advances like ubiquitous computing the number of different wellness systems will increase rapidly. To maximize the benefits of the new healthcare paradigm and wellness systems semantic interoperability is a necessity. Therefore there is a need for a personal wellness ontology which enables sharing of information between all actors in the wellness ecosystem. This study analyzes the context of personal wellness and starts the work on the personal wellness ontology by presenting a high-level information model of the domain. The results of this research help to take into account the different contextual aspects of wellness information covering also the privacy, confidentiality and security contexts.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Seppälä A. and Nykänen P. (2011). CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS AND MODELING OF PERSONAL WELLNESS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-80-5, pages 202-207. DOI: 10.5220/0003636902020207

in Bibtex Style

author={Antto Seppälä and Pirkko Nykänen},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)
SN - 978-989-8425-80-5
AU - Seppälä A.
AU - Nykänen P.
PY - 2011
SP - 202
EP - 207
DO - 10.5220/0003636902020207