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App for Android
You can use Sensor Kinetics to
monitor and understand the behavior of the sensors while you change the delay
setting or activate/deactivate specific sensors. Each sensor is attached to a
sophisticated chart viewer. For educational users, the app includes
comprehensive help files which are intended to provide students with hands-on
knowledge of how these sensors interact with smartphones and suggest numerous
experiments you can perform right on your Android phone or tablet.
What Can You Do
With Sensor Kinetics?
|The main screen lists all of the sensors available on your Android
device, including in-depth manufacturer's data.
||Each chart screen displays the data in real time as it is captured
on your device.
||Sensor Kinetics also measures data from your Android device's
scalar sensors, including temperature, air pressure, light and
|You can change the rate for measuring all of the sensors,
including the gyroscope, magnetic sensor and accelerometer.
||The proximity sensor produces measurement in low resolution as you
move your hand to and from the device.
||The in-depth help files provide complete descriptions of what each
Charts can be viewed in either
portrait or landscape mode.
||Students can conduct
interteresting experiments while measuring their phone's
The main screen lists all of your
sensors in detail, providing sensor manufacturer's data, measurement, rate and
control. Sensor data shows the type, the manufacturer, power consumption and
other capabilities of the sensor.
When available and activated, each
sensor view provides real-time updates and measurements. You can globally
suspend the operation by tapping Suspend in the menu, and then resume all
sensor activities by tapping Resume in the menu. You can deactivate each
individual sensor or modify its update rate. Sensor delays are FASTEST, GAME,
User Interface (UI) and NORMAL, where NORMAL is the lower rate. The view block
shows the resulting sensor update rate in Hz. For example, 5Hz means the sensor
measurement are updated 5 times per second.
Tap the |S| icon to switch
to the summary screen. The summary screen is very useful to see how different
update rates for different sensors interfere with each other, all in one
convenient screen. This screen is Sensor Kinetics in action!
activate the advanced Chart Viewer for each sensor that is available on your
device by tapping the title line with the chart icon. You can select portrait
or landscape orientation for the chart viewer only when the data is stopped and
cleared. The chart viewer for the three dimensional sensors that detect
rotation (accelerometer, gyroscope, and the rotation sensor) provide a Rotation
data mode. During Rotation data mode, the app computes the actual roll, pitch
and yaw angles as they accumulate while you rotate and move the
The app is a tool designed to
measure the activity of all the sensors on your phone or tablet in the most
extreme conditions. The sensors are generally power hungry and consume a good
amount of current from the battery, so we recommend that you run maximum speed
tests with a charger close by. However, you do have control over current
consumption during lengthy tests. Turn OFF all sensors that you are not
charting and reduce the sensor update rate. For example, if you chart the
gyroscope for an hour, you can reduce the sensor rate to NORMAL (which is the
lowest) or even to UI (User Interface). This will reduce power
To explore Sensor Kinetics, tap the
? icon in the top right of each screen. For technical support questions, please
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 1-281-879-6226.
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