Evaluation of Smartphone’s Embedded Sensors Through Applications: A Case Study of Gyroscope and Accelerometer

  • Nian Khidr Aziz Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8899-8316
  • Justin Champion Department of Computing, School of Digital, Technologies,and Arts, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1925-1638
  • Ibrahim Ismael Hamarash Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq; Department of Compuer Science and Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewlêr, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3673-5653
Keywords: Smartphone, Embedded Sensors, Applications, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Abstract

Smartphones are used for many daily activities like tele-communication, gaming, web browsing, fitness and health monitoring and traditional office working. Smartphones are equipped with built-in sensors to be able to perform these activities. It is well known that the sensors affect the resolution of the smartphone applications which is very vital in life critical applications (LCA). In this paper, two main sensors, the gyroscope and accelerometer have been studied. All commercial smartphones contain these two sensors and support functions related to them. These two sensors have direct link with the physical measurements which feed the fitness and health applications. A fitness application has been selected and ran under Android and iOS operating systems in two different popular smartphones: Samsung Note5 and iPhone7s smartphones. Statistical methodology has been applied to analysis the data and evaluate the performance of the sensors. The results show that commercial smartphones are not reliable devices for motion-related measurements and they can only be used for general purpose monitoring but not in  life critical applications.

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Author Biographies

Nian Khidr Aziz, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Nian Aziz:1999-11-01 to present is Asst. Lecturer (Electrical Engineering), 2012-10-01 to 2014-10-01 obtained  MSc. (Computer Science) and 2004-10-01 to 2005-10-01 obtained Higher Diploma in IT (Software Engineering).

 
Justin Champion, Department of Computing, School of Digital, Technologies,and Arts, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Justin Champion: Works at the Department of Computing, School of Digital, Technologies and Arts, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Ibrahim Ismael Hamarash, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq; Department of Compuer Science and Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewlêr, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Dr. Ibrahim Hamarash is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Salahaddin University-erbil and the University of Kurdistan Hewler. He received his BSc degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Salahaddin University, his MSc. in Control Systems Engineering from Mosul University, his MRes from Staffordshire University (UK), his PhD. in Control Systems Engineering from The University of Technology, his ICT project management certificate from UCSD, USA. During 2007 he was visiting postdoctoral researcher at Monash University (Australia), he has been awarded the Endeavor Medal from Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for his postdoctoral research in Control Systems.
He is the co-founder of the Mobile Education Centre for Regeneration Energy and Automation (MECREA) with Karlsruhe University for Applied Science, Germany. He founded Erbil Centre for Sustainable Development with Five Professors from Five International Universities to support KRG. He is the founder and was the head of the Software Engineering Department at SU,2000-2004, Head of Electrical Engineering Department at SU,2007-2011. Vice President for Scientific Affairs and postgraduate studies,2011-2017, Dean of Engineering College at SU 2017-2018.
He is the author of the first Computer Dictionary (English-Kurdish), 1999, Computers (Text book for year 7 and 8 students in Kurdistan Region, 2001, and the author of more than 40 scientific articles. He served as the general chair and keynote speaker for many International Conferences in Kurdistan and abroad. In the industrial sector, he designed and supervised tens of Electrical and Computer Projects between 1993-2011. Dr.Ibrahim supervised 18 MSc. students, 5 PhD. students in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Information Technology. He is a member of IEEE.

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Published
2021-12-28
How to Cite
Aziz, N., Champion, J., & Hamarash, I. (2021, December 28). Evaluation of Smartphone’s Embedded Sensors Through Applications: A Case Study of Gyroscope and Accelerometer. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering, 5(2), 10-17. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjse.v5n2y2021.pp10-17
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