Date of Award

6-2015

Degree Name

MS in Computer Science

Department

Computer Science

Advisor

John Bellardo

Abstract

Advancements in technology have brought about a wide variety of devices, such as embedded devices with sensors and actuators, personal computers, smart devices, and health devices. Many of these devices are categorized as “wearables,” meaning that they are intended to be carried and used on one’s body. As this category increases in popularity and functionality, developers will need a convenient way for these devices to communicate with each other and store information in a standardized and ecient manner.

The Fog protocol and FogKit framework developed and demonstrated for this thesis address these issues by providing a set of powerful features, including data posting, data querying, event notifications, and network status requests. These features are defined as convenient JSON formatted messages which can be communicated between Bluetooth peripherals using an iOS device running FogKit as router and server.

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