As more and more devices start to interact, we will need a data synthesis platform to share intelligence between two devices. When at home, when your appliances, lighting, security, entertainment systems are connected to your phone, it would be smart to allow devices to personalize settings based on usage patterns of the user. And we are talking about home environment, we are looking at a group of people, their individual preferences and their usage
For instance, If you ever tested positive for fever, data can be picked up from the digital thermometer to change settings of the room temperature and to change the temperature at the taps. This would need seamless data exchange between two device applications which uses the router to communicate
With more intelligence (fog computing) that can be localized to the router, the application is deployed on the router which connects to all the touch-point devices and creates a seamless flow for data exchange and analysis. This would provide a complete usage journey between all connected devices from which usage patterns can be extracted to create personalized settings
The home user would need to download the application on their phone to configure and manage devices and rules to create a smart environment at home.
A graphic illustrates the applications of Fogstack – an unified data stack for hybrid applications combining fog and cloud computing