mcrane03 at harris.com
Fri Mar 28 19:07:31 CET 2008
Yea, there would need to be a decent test and experiment app, with GUI,
record data feature, and visualization of data. That would be needed
likely before the ideas we've mentioned could be worked out. Need to
develop a solid API and event notification system. That sort of thing
prob exists for GPS, but should it be new/separate or tagged onto GPS
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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Ben Burdette
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 1:40 PM
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Subject: Re: Accelerometer brainstorming
Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> Just like my recent post about using GPS to enhance the phone, I'll
> try to explore the synergy opportunities for the accelerometers that
> Neo has. Once again, some of this might have already been discussed.
I'd like to see an accelerometer graphing application, so you could
monitor and graph g force levels. Maybe throw in a zeroing button to
set a baseline orientation, then show deviation from that. Maybe not
extraordinarily useful, but it would be cool to look at. You could also
record the data for later hacking or comparison, like what was my max
g-force last time I went skydiving compared to this time? The graphing
and etc would be good for studying the feasability of other
accelerometer uses, ie is a tap on the case a recognizable event?
Speaking of that, I'd like a tap on the case to be configurable as a
mute function during ringing. So if you forgot to mute your phone at
the symphony and it starts ringing somewhere inside your backpack or
jacket, a well placed kick would (probably) mute it. The value here is
not having to hunt for the phone and find a button on it. I guess this
falls under the larger category of gesture recognition, but this alone
would be a real win for me.
Another use would be as a 0-60 or quarter mile acceleration timer.
Here's a link to a company that makes these:
I don't know if the accelerometer in the freerunner is accurate enough,
but this is a low priced product, I'd think their accelerometers are not
a great deal better, if any.
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