Data Acquisition Using Smartphones


People use smartphone and fitness apps everyday to track their accomplishments in distance, time, calories, and heart rate. In order to track this data, these apps also track acceleration and speed, two measurements utilized in accident reconstruction. Kineticorp Accident Reconstructionists wanted to understand the accuracy of these apps to determine if they could be utilized when reconstructing accidents. They tested 3 different apps against a VBox in 3 different scenarios, motorcycle, bike, and roller blades. Kineticorp Accident Reconstructionists could understand the reliability of the data these apps provide.

Their official SAE publication can be found at (papers.sae.org/2016-01-1461/).
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Authors:
William Neale (linkedin.com/in/williamneale)
David Danaher (kineticorp.com/personnel-group/david-danaher/)
Sean McDonough (linkedin.com/in/sean-mcdonough-25a70272)
Tomas Owens (linkedin.com/in/tomas-owens-47397025)