What is hyperlocal context?
Hyperlocal context is a machine-readable, real-time contextual representation of a physical space on a human scale: a digital snapshot of who/what is where/how.
Hyperlocal context is derived by processing a real-time stream of ambient data.
Why hyperlocal context?
If the Internet of Things is defined as:
then hyperlocal context is a web-standard means for computers to represent, store and communicate their understanding of the physical world.
Establishing hyperlocal context
Hyperlocal context is effectively a graph:
- nodes are radio-identifiable devices (i.e. physical things)
- edges are radio decodings (i.e. proximity)
- each node may include hyperlinks to additional data (i.e. digital twins)
Exchanging hyperlocal context
Hyperlocal context can be shared among the occupants of a space in either machine-readable or human-readable form, facilitating mutual discovery and information exchange. As such, hyperlocal context augments real-time human-scale interactions as a spontaneous and collective source of contextual feedback.