iOS Device Sensing: Technologies & Applications
Speaker: Tristan McNab
Target Audience: Beginner to Intermediate
With the advent of modern semiconductor fabrication techniques sensing devices have now become commonplace in smart phones. The iPhone was revolutionary in bringing accelerometer-based interaction to a wider audience and has been consistently innovated upon with the addition of other sensing technologies – magnetometers, gyroscopes and geolocation/GPS. These sensing technologies have a wide range of applications from simple user interactions to human activity monitoring and augmented reality. This session will provide a broad overview of the sensing technologies available on iOS-enabled devices, what these sensors can be used for, and issues you’ll need to consider when using sensors in your applications.
Tristan is a PhD student with the Centre for Wireless Monitoring & Applications at Griffith University after recently completing his bachelor’s degree in Microelectronic Engineering. He is currently working with iOS devices in human activity monitoring, determining the characteristics of and designing software for the iPhone in sport, integrating it into a network-centric data collection and analysis system.
(See his youtube application to Apple)