Experience Digital Motion with MATLAB

The MATLAB Mobile app can be a powerful tool in promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially in the context of tracking motion and analyzing physical activity. Here are some bullet points on how the MATLAB app can be utilized in this context:

  • Data Gathering: Use MATLAB Mobile's sensor capabilities to collect data from the iPad's built-in accelerometer and gyroscope to track movement and physical activity.
  • Real-Time Analysis: Process the sensor data in real-time to provide immediate feedback on activity levels, ensuring that participants can adjust their physical efforts accordingly.
  • Customized Exercise Plans: Create scripts that analyze the collected data to develop personalized exercise plans based on activity levels and motion patterns.
  • Progress Tracking: Implement algorithms that track the improvement of movement efficiency over time, encouraging consistent physical activity.
  • Interactive Visualizations: Employ MATLAB's powerful visualization tools to create interactive graphs and charts that can help users understand their activity patterns better.
  • Gamification: Introduce gamified elements by setting motion-based challenges and tracking progress through MATLAB, making the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle engaging and fun.

To get started with tracking motion using the MATLAB app on the iPad, follow these instructions:

Download the App:

  1. Open the App Store on your iPad.
  2. Search for "MATLAB Mobile".
  3. Tap on the download icon to install the app on your iPad.

Connect to a MATLAB Session:

  1. Open the MATLAB Mobile app after installation.
  2. Sign in with your MathWorks Account. (If you don’t have one, you'll have the opportunity to create an account using your PSU email)

Access Sensor Data:

  1. In the app, find and select the 'Sensors' section.
  2. Switch on the accelerometer and gyroscope sensors.
  3. Begin movement with the iPad to start collecting motion data.

Note: We will be demonstrating how to run an in-depth analysis using the collected sensor data during our "Grow and Learn" session on Thursday. Here, you'll learn how to use MATLAB built-in functions to gain insights from your activity data.

Run Preliminary Analysis (Prior to Thursday's Session):

  • Familiarize yourself with basic commands in the app to process sensor data.

Save and Share Data:

  • The app allows you to record the sensor data. Make sure to save your sessions.
  • You can then share this data with your account for further exploration on MATLAB Online or your desktop MATLAB.

Prepare for Thursday's Session:

  • Ensure you have collected some motion data before Thursday's "Grow and Learn" session to make the most out of the live demonstration.