Conveniently keep track of your exercises

Fitness and exercising is more important than ever. Phones and fitness tracker are supporting the user in monitoring their health – and some are even counting the push-ups or sit-ups. Apps are using the proximity sensor in your phone to count your push-ups – some require you to touch the screen with your nose, which…

When your fitness tracker is not honest with you…

Summary: Fitness trackers can be up to 30% off in distance and calorie estimation In both fields, mainly GPS causes this inaccuracy Barometric pressure sensors are able to compensate GPS measurement errors A fusion of accelerometer, barometric pressure sensor & GPS would be highly beneficial Ever wondered, how accurate your fitness tracker really is? How…

GPS vs Barometric Pressure Sensor altitude tracking

Summary: GPS signals cannot always be obtained (especially indoors) Altitude can therefore not be measured, which results in inaccurate calorie expenditure estimations Barometric Pressure Sensors measure atmospheric air pressure to determine the current vertical position Accelerometer could compensate measurement errors within pressure sensor readings A combination of GPS, pressure sensors & accelerometer would be ideal…

Use Cases – Barometric Pressure Sensor

This blog posts bundles all the use cases already stressed in a previous blog post. If you want to know more about the barometric pressure sensor in general, then check out this post. Instead, if you want to take a short-cut to the use cases, below you’ll find the links to several useful applications a…