Sensor Kinetics provides you with an advanced viewer and monitor for all of the standard sensors available in your iPhone or iPad onboard sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, attitude sensor, linear acceleration sensor and gravity sensor) and provides a comprehensive look at the combined operations of all the sensors.
Sensor Kinetics provides you with an advanced viewer and monitor for the standard sensors available in your phone or tablet and provides a comprehensive look at the combined operations of all the sensors. (Sensor Kinetics Pro is a paid version of this app that gives you the ability to apply filters to the data stream and save the sensor data to your phone and export it to your computer.)
This all in one toolkit gives charts, graphs, and more to learn gravity, movement, vibrations, and magnetic fields around you. Try it just for fun, or use it to collect data for your next science experiment!" - Owl Kids, Top Five Science and Tech Apps
|"This all in one toolkit gives charts, graphs, and more to learn gravity, movement, vibrations, and magnetic fields around you. Try it just for fun, or use it to collect data for your next science experiment!"|
|- Owl Kids, Top Five Science and Tech Apps|
The main screen lists all of the sensors available on your iPhone/iPod, including the accelerometer and gyroscope.
Each chart screen displays the data in real time as it is captured on your device.
Sensor Kinetics also measures data from your iPhone/iPad's many sensors, including gravity, attitude and more.
The attitude (rotation) sensor meaures the pitch, roll and yaw (azimuth) angles of your phone relative to the normal horizon.
The linear acceleration sensor measures the acceleration effect when you move your iPhone/iPad, excluding the effect of Earth's gravity.
The in-depth help files provide complete descriptions of what each sensor does.
Charts can be viewed in either portrait or landscape mode, including automatic scaling on the iPad.
The magnetometer sensor (seen here on the iPad) is crucial for detecting the orientation of your device relative to the Earth's magnetic north.
The main screen lists all of your available sensors in detail. Each of the main sensors shows the variable plots X,Y and Z, the Set Rate and the actual Measured Rate. The Device-Motion Derived Sensors share a Set Rate that controls all of them.
Each sensor view provides real-time updates and measurements. You can experiment with each sensor by changing its Set Rate. You can also change some of the operation parameters of the chart viewer by tapping the Help button and then the Settings tab, which includes the chart screen update rate, the time span of your plots and the scrolling delay. The chart viewer Settings page can also be accessed directly from the chart viewer (when it is held in the portrait position) by tapping the top right Menu button and then the Filters and Settings sub-menu.
You can 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 device.
The app is a tool designed to measure the activity of all the sensors on your iPhone or iPad 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 consumption.
To explore Sensor Kinetics, tap the Help icon in the top right of the main screen. For technical support questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 1-281-879-6226.
Sensor Kinetics employs the Core-Plot Cocoa plotting framework for iOS as well as the REND openGLES2 interface by Anton Holmberg.