Sensorology allows users to view and interact with the various sensors on their device, utilizing GraphView to display the sensor data in real-time.

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13 Major Sensors Are Implemented

Sensor Type Description Common Uses
Linear Accelerometer Software or Hardware Measures the acceleration force in m/s2 that is applied to a device on all three physical axes (x, y, and z), excluding the force of gravity. Monitoring acceleration along a single axis.
Gravity Software of Hardware Measures the force of gravity in m/s2 that is applied to a device on all three physical axes (x, y, z). Motion detection (shake, tilt, etc.).
Gyroscope Hardware Measures a device’s rate of rotation in rad/s around each of the three physical axes (x, y, and z). Rotation detection (spin, turn, etc.).
Rotation Vector Software or Hardware Measures the orientation of a device by providing the three elements of the device’s rotation vector. Motion detection and rotation detection.
Step Detector Software or Hardware Returns 1 when step is detected For Healthcare apps like step counting.
Magnetic Field Hardware Measures the ambient geomagnetic field for all three physical axes (x, y, z) in μT. Creating a compass.
Air Pressure Hardware Measures the ambient air pressure in hPa or mbar. Monitoring air pressure changes.
Proximity Hardware Measures the proximity of an object in cm relative to the view screen of a device. This sensor is typically used to determine whether a handset is being held up to a person’s ear. Phone position during a call.
Relative Humidity Hardware Measures the relative ambient humidity in percent (%). Monitoring dewpoint, absolute, and relative humidity.
Device Temperature Hardware Measures the temperature of the device in degrees Celsius (°C). This sensor implementation varies across devices and this sensor was replaced with the TYPE_AMBIENT_TEMPERATURE sensor in API Level 14 Monitoring temperatures.
Light Hardware Measures the ambient light level (illumination) in lx. Controlling screen brightness.
Ambient Temperature Hardware Measures the ambient room temperature in degrees Celsius (°C). See note below. Monitoring air temperatures.
Orientation Software Measures degrees of rotation that a device makes around all three physical axes (x, y, z). As of API level 3 you can obtain the inclination matrix and rotation matrix for a device by using the gravity sensor and the geomagnetic field sensor in conjunction with the getRotationMatrix() method. Determining device position.


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