Linking Sensor Data to a Cloud-based Storage Server Using a Smartphone Bridge
There is a need for systems that unify the processes of collecting, storing and analyzing long-term sensor data in multi-user contexts. The ubiquity and communication features of Smartphone make them suitable as data aggregation platforms for standalone sensors. Cloud-based servers are advantageous for their centralization and scalability in the storage and processing of data. This paper conceptualizes a method to link sensors with a cloud server by detailing a Smartphone application design (for collecting, aggregating and transmitting data from connected sensors), communication protocol (to preserve security and integrity of data during transmission) and storage methodology (to protect data during processing and storage within the cloud server).