Return logged orientation data from iOS sensor
Get Logged Orientation Data from Apple iOS Sensor
This example assumes that you have already installed and set up MATLAB® Mobile™ on your iOS device and connected it to your computer running MATLAB. For information about these steps, see Sensor Data Collection with MATLAB.
Start MATLAB Mobile on your iOS device.
On the Sensors screen, tap the Orientation sensor.
Place the device where you want to get the sensor data.
On your computer, create a
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.
Get the logged orientation data.
[o, t] = orientlog(m)
This returns the orientation log, where
the three data points in degrees, for azimuth, pitch, and roll.
See Device Orientation for a diagram showing the
Z axes relative to the device.
log — Name of variable for orientation log data
Name of variable for orientation log data, returned as an
m-by-3 matrix of
data points from the Orientation sensor on the iOS device. The three data points are
the position reading in degrees, for azimuth, pitch, and roll.
Orientation is defined in relation to the
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
m-by-1 vector of timestamps
from the Orientation sensor on the iOS device. Time is in seconds, relative to the