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9043177 Posture information calculation device, posture information calculation system, posture information calculation method, and information storage medium  
A sensor information acquisition section acquires angular velocity information (GX, GY, GZ) around three axes acquired by three angular velocity sensors, and acceleration information (AX, AY, AZ)...
9037433 Portable device and orientation detection method therefor  
An embodiment of the invention provides an orientation detection method for a portable device. The method comprises acquiring an accelerometer data, determining whether the portable device is in a...
9026396 Impact sensing device and helmet incorporating the same  
An impact sensing device including a plurality of accelerometers orthogonally oriented with respect to each other and attachable at a body location, each capable of producing a signal indicative...
9024845 Head mounted display and method of controlling therefor  
A method of controlling a head mounted display (HMD) according to one embodiment of the present specification includes the steps of detecting a first contact contacted with a nose pad of the HMD,...
9020782 Adaptive vibration control for ski  
A method and apparatus for controlling of ski vibration consisting an accelerator/actuator sub-system attached to the ski and a adaptive vibration control application residing in the user...
9017221 Delayed goal celebration  
A biometric monitoring device with a display is provided. The biometric monitoring device may track the completion progress towards one or more biometric performance goals and provide a goal...
9020780 Motion detector module  
In a data acquisition system a sensor module includes a motion sensor and a communication controller. The motion sensor and communication controller are prepared in a form factor adapted to be...
9018508 Playing apparatus, method, and program recording medium  
A sensor obtains an angular rate of a stick member. A sound source map includes plural areas disposed in a virtual space. CPU presumes a direction of a turning axis of the stick member based on...
9020776 Inclination angle compensation systems and methods  
An inclination angle compensation system for determining an inclination angle of a machine is disclosed. The inclination angle compensation system may have a non-gravitational acceleration...
9008987 Compact electronic device with built-in inclination sensor and correction method  
An electronic device is provided with an inclination sensor for computing inclination, a control unit which conducts predetermined control based on a value computed by the inclination sensor, a...
9008995 Activity detection in MEMS accelerometers  
A method of detecting activity with a MEMS accelerometer stores a value of acceleration, then measures acceleration at a later time, calculates a change in acceleration using the measured...
9008994 Portable electronic device, storage medium and method for reporting location of the portable electronic device  
In a method for reporting a location of a portable electronic device, an acceleration of the portable electronic device is detected via an accelerometer of the portable electronic device. The...
9009516 Adjusting a power mode of a wearable computing device based on motion data  
In one example, a method includes determining, based on motion data generated by a motion sensor of a wearable computing device, a plurality of motion vectors, wherein one or more components...
9008989 Wireless controller  
A computing device receives acceleration information from an accelerometer mechanically coupled to a wireless controller, magnetic bearing information from a magnetometer mechanically coupled to...
8996332 Program setting adjustments based on activity identification  
An electronic device monitors accelerations using an inertial sensor. The electronic device identifies a current motion state based on the accelerations. The electronic device determines an...
8996333 Information processing apparatus which executes specific processing based on a specific condition and a detected specific vibration, and method for controlling the same  
An information processing apparatus capable of preventing unintentional vibration from being erroneously recognized as vibration caused by a tapping operation is provided. The information...
8990048 Adaptive ski bindings system  
System for adaptive control and release of ski bindings comprising a smart-phone based application performing calculation of forces applied to the ski-binding system by analyzing acceleration...
8989982 Velocity calculation device, velocity calculation method, and navigation device  
A velocity calculation device includes: a vertical direction acceleration detection portion that is mounted on a vehicle and detects an acceleration in a vertical direction generated...
8990041 Fall detection  
A fall detection device may be uniquely associated with a wearer. The fall detection device may predict whether a fall event is imminent based on kinematic information of the wearer's body. The...
8965729 Apparatus and method for recognizing motion  
Provided is an apparatus and method of recognizing a motion that is capable of performing a pointing function and a character input function using motions sensed by an optical sensor and an...
8965730 Fitness monitoring device with altimeter and airplane mode  
Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques for utilizing altimeters in biometric...
8965684 Mobile terminal, system and method  
The present invention pertains to a mobile terminal having an autonomous navigation function, said mobile terminal comprising: a map application which performs map matching on the current position...
8952832 Interfacing application programs and motion sensors of a device  
Interfacing application programs and motion sensors of a device. In one aspect, a high-level command is received from an application program running on a motion sensing device, where the...
8952785 Reduction of IMU/AP link requirements for SDI  
A method, controller and system in accordance with various aspects of the present disclosure facilitate reduced energy consumption in a motion sensing device having an inertial measurement unit...
8949070 Human activity monitoring device with activity identification  
A method or apparatus for monitoring human activity using an inertial sensor is described. The method includes monitoring accelerations, and identifying a current user activity from a plurality of...
8944958 Biometric sensing device having adaptive data threshold and a performance goal  
A biometric monitoring device with a display is provided. The biometric monitoring device may track the completion progress towards one or more biometric performance goals and provide a goal...
8942949 Apparatus and method for determining a state parameter of an object to be monitored  
An apparatus for determining a state parameter of an object to be monitored includes a means for providing a plurality of measurement values, wherein the measurement values include information...
8942950 Motion detection device, electronic device, motion detection method, and program storage medium  
A motion detection device includes: an acceleration detection unit, a separating unit, a gravity axis determination unit, and a motion detection unit. The acceleration detection unit detects...
8933801 Fall detection system and method  
A fall detection method determines a fall detection algorithm based on sensor data aggregated from a plurality of fall detection devices. Sensor data is obtained from one of the plurality of fall...
8935120 Revolution increase-decrease determination device and revolution increase-decrease determination method  
An acceleration-deceleration determination device includes: a DFT analysis unit which calculate, from an engine sound, a frequency signal at a predetermined frequency for each of predetermined...
8930163 Method for step detection and gait direction estimation  
A method for detecting a human's steps and estimating the horizontal translation direction and scaling of the resulting motion relative to an inertial sensor is described. When a pedestrian takes...
8930047 Systems and methods for determining a positional state of an airborne array antenna using distributed accelerometers  
Systems and methods for determining a positional state of an airborne array antenna using distributed accelerometers are described. One such method includes receiving and formatting acceleration...
8930144 Method and apparatus for measuring data for injury analysis  
An apparatus as provided for measuring acceleration of a person's head or other object. The apparatus comprises a sensor for sensing acceleration and a controller for controlling recording of data...
8913134 Initializing an inertial sensor using soft constraints and penalty functions  
An initialization method for an inertial sensor that estimates starting orientation and velocity without requiring the sensor to start at rest or in a well-known location or orientation....
8913010 Pointing system, information processing system, method for setting coordinate system, etc., information processing device, and storage medium storing information processing program  
An example pointing system includes an attitude calculation unit, a coordinate system setting unit, and a coordinate calculation unit. The attitude calculation unit calculates an attitude of a...
8910522 Sensor-based orientation system  
A method for measuring positional changes of an object, including rotation about any or all of three axes, using linear accelerometers. There is disclosed a method of using a linear accelerometer...
8909497 System and method for fall detection  
Embodiments of the invention relate to spectrally and spatially dissecting accelerometer data from a signal of a motion sensor. Data received from the dissected signal is reduced to statistical...
8909498 Method and system for testing and calibrating an accelerometer of an electronic device  
A method and system for testing and calibrating an accelerometer of an electronic device are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is a test system for an electronic device having an...
8909439 Excavation control system for hydraulic excavator  
An excavation control system includes a working unit having a bucket, a designed landform data storage part storing designed landform data, a bucket position data generation part that generates...
8903677 Inertial navigation units, systems, and methods  
Navigation units, systems, and methods for use in the context of personal navigation, and associated methods for initialization, navigation, assistance, and correction, all in the field of...
8903678 Sensing device and electronic apparatus  
A sensing device with lower power consumption by controlling a rate for generating output data is to be provided. A sensing device includes: a sensor module including a group of sensors, at least...
8898033 Vehicle stability systems and methods  
Systems and methods for determining angular velocity of a vehicle. Systems include an array of accelerometers and a computing unit configured to determine angular velocity as a function of...
8898496 Context-based power management  
In an embodiment, a computing system causes a computing device to operate in a lower-power state. Data received from a first tier of low-power input source(s) is used to determine...
8892391 Activity detection  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining a presumed activity associated with a mobile device. A plurality of sensor values...
8890686 Monitoring device for use in a system for monitoring protective headgear  
A monitoring device includes a device interface for communication with a bridge device, wherein the device interface, when coupled to the protective headgear via the bridge device, receives event...
8892385 System and method for use with an accelerometer to determine a frame of reference  
A system and method for use with a device that includes an accelerometer, which can be used to determine a frame of reference for the device relative to a moving vehicle or other equipment, and...
8892390 Determining motion states  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for determining a motion state of a mobile device. Accelerometer data is received from...
8886490 Crash detection apparatus and method  
A crash detection apparatus includes a crash detection unit and first, second, and third acceleration sensors which are installed at different positions of the object whose crash is to be...
8886980 Power efficient way of operating motion sensors  
Systems and methods are described for operating motion sensors in a power-efficient manner. An example technique described herein includes obtaining, at a motion sensor, first indications of...
8885285 Impact detection for data storage device  
Detecting an impact of an electronic device, such as a data storage device (DSD). An acceleration input is received indicating an acceleration of the electronic device and it is determined whether...