Sending Statuses

Sending Status Attributes

A status attribute is a device attribute that is updated by the device. It can be seen through the BioT Manufacturer PortalManufacturer Portal - The Manufacturer Portal is the portal you use as a device manufacturer, to manage all of your devices and your customer healthcare organizations. and/or Organization PortalOrganization Portal - The Organization Portal is the portal you provide to healthcare organization users (your customers) that use your devices..
The device is expected to update its status to BioT whenever it is requested to do so (e.g. BioT asks the device for its status after disconnect-reconnect events), and can also update when it determines necessary - i.e. status changes.
For example: the device updates the cloud about its boot time (a built-in status field in the Device’s template using BioT ConsoleBioT Console - The BioT Console is the portal you use as a device manufacturer, to configure the entire BioT PaaS to your needs.), or its battery level (a custom field that can be added manually).

To listen to status update requests, the device needs to register to STATUS.subscribe topic from read from the environmentData shadow. BioT will send an empty JSON message when it requires an update, usually after the device connects to IoT.

BioT includes a list of predefined attributes for every device. It is possible to configure custom device attributes in a device template (see Device Template documentation for more info).
BioT has the below default device attributes (see BioT documentation for more details about each attribute):

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Note

None of the attributes are mandatory.

Attribute JSON Name

Purpose

Type

_operational._status

Alert status of the device.

Single select - CRITICAL, MAJOR, MINOR, OK.

_operational._message

Details about the alert.

String

_fwVersion

Firmware version.

String
Free text, e.g. 1.0.2 or myfw.1.8

_hwVersion

Hardware version / model.

String
Free text, e.g. 1.0.2 or myhw.1.8

_timezone

Timezone where the device is usually located.

UTC taken from here.
Example: America/Toronto

_boottime

Boot time of the device.

Date & Time in ISO 8601 format
Example: 2021-10-18T06:17:23Z

Status Message Body Structure

The device status message body is JSON in the following format:

Parameter

Description

Format

metadata

General metadata about the message.

timestamp

Event time, in milliseconds, in UTC.
Mandatory.

Epoch time in milliseconds
Example: 1641985478161

data

Status fields with values.

key-value JSON

Status message example:

{
  "metadata": {
    "timestamp": 1641985478161
  },
  "data": {
       "_operational": {
          "_status": "MINOR",
          "_message": "sensor 8 malfunction",
        }
    "batteryLevel": 0.63
  }
}

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Note

The name of the attributes in the “data” section should match the attributes configured in the Status Fields tab of the Device Template in the BioT Console. Attributes that do not match are ignored.

Supporting BioT Requests for Device Status

A device needs to subscribe to the topic described in Sending Statuses & Measurements, in order to receive a request to update its status, from the BioT cloud.

The device will subscribe to messages received from this topic, and once a message arrives, it will need to publish its status to the publishing status topic.


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