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TSDF: A simple yet comprehensive, unified data storage and exchange format standard for digital biosensor data in health applications

Digital sensors are increasingly being used to monitor the change over time of physiological processes in biological health and disease, often using wearable devices. This generates very large amounts of digital sensor data, for which a consensus on a common storage, exchange and archival data format standard, has yet to be reached.

Horizon TAP Yordan Raykov contributed to research featured in this paper which posed a series of format design criteria and reviewed in detail, existing storage and exchange formats. When the researchers judged against these criteria, they found the existing formats lacking, and proposed Time Series Data Format (TSDF), a unified, standardized format for storing all types of physiological sensor data, across diverse disease areas.

Find out more by accessing the paper here.