Return logged orientation data from Android sensor
This example assumes that you have already installed and set up MATLAB® Mobile™ on your Android™ device and connected it to your computer running MATLAB. For information about these steps, see Install MATLAB Mobile on Your Android Device (MATLAB Mobile for Android) and Sign In to the Cloud (MATLAB Mobile for Android).
Start MATLAB Mobile on your Android device.
On the Sensors screen of MATLAB Mobile, tap the Orientation sensor.
Place the device where you want to get the sensor data, if a remote location.
On your computer, create a
m, in MATLAB.
m = mobiledev
Begin logging data by enabling the
m.Logging = 1
This action starts the transmitting of data from all selected sensors. You can also start transmission by tapping the Start button in MATLAB Mobile on the device.
Get the logged orientation data.
[o, t] = orientlog(m)
This returns the orientation log, where
contains the three data points in degrees, for azimuth, pitch, and
See Device Orientation (MATLAB Mobile for Android) for a diagram showing the
Z axes relative to
log— Name of variable for orientation log data
Name of variable for orientation log data, returned as an [mx3] matrix of data points from the Orientation sensor on the Android device. The three data points are the position reading in degrees, for azimuth, pitch, and roll.
Orientation is defined in relation to the
Z axes. If you set
the device down face-up on a table, the positive X-axis extends out
of the right side of the device, positive Y-axis extends out of the
top side, and the positive Z-axis extends out of the front face of
the device. This is independent of the orientation of the
Azimuth is the angle between the positive Y-axis and magnetic north, and its range is between -180 and 180 degrees.
Positive pitch is defined when the device is lying flat on a surface and the positive Z-axis tilts towards the positive Y-axis, with range between -90 and 90 degrees.
Positive roll is defined when the device is lying flat on a surface and the positive Z-axis tilts towards the positive X-axis, with range between -180 and 180 degrees.
timestamp— Name of variable for timestamp
Name of variable for timestamp, returned as an [mx1] vector of
timestamps from the Orientation sensor on the Android device. Time
is in seconds, relative to the