BioSignalML--a meta-model for biosignals

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011;2011:5670-3. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091372.


The multitude of biosignal file formats used in research has hampered the easy exchange of biosignals and their use with physiological modelling software. We describe an abstract data model that accommodates the diversity of formats, along with a software implementation which links biosignal data into the Semantic Web, using existing data formats. Initial application of our work is to sleep study research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computer Simulation
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Documentation / methods*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Internet*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted*