Right&Above received a request to develop a prototype of a multipurpose motion tracking device which would transfer data about the motion of an object via wireless Wi-Fi networks to a remote server. The challenge was to make this device wearable and wireless, and to provide it with complex hardware, firmware and software.
Our team was inspired by the idea to provide a future-oriented solution that could improve health and fitness activities, motion picture and gaming, object animation and 3D cartoons with real time graphics and security. Right&Above engineers developed a small motion sensor, supplied with Wi-Fi module, and implemented the motion tracking feature by integrating 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer (compass) in the sensor.
Development and Functionality
Clonecast is populated with a high-performance processor which carries out complex mathematical calculations in order to process sensor data and accurately calculate sensor movements in a real-time mode.
The processed data is transmitted to a remote server via Wi-Fi module. The module is located on the device and supports modern standards, such as 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n. The device is powered by the lithium-ion battery, which allows it to operate without recharging for a long period of time.
This 3D Motion Sensor can work in two modes: Access Point mode and Client mode. Access Point mode is used to configure this device when it launches HTTP server and allows connection to other Wi-Fi devices and their configuration. In the Client mode, the device is connected to a given Wi-Fi access point and sends the data about object movement to a remote server via Internet.
One of the most attractive device features is the capability of the sensor Wi-Fi module to connect to a remote server and transmit sensor motion data to any computer in the world in real-time mode.