Sensing Kit: Evaluating the sensor power consumption in iOS devices

Kleomenis Katevas, Hamed Haddadi, Laurissa Tokarchuk

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Abstract

Today's smartphones come equipped with a range of advanced sensors capable of sensing motion, orientation, audio as well as environmental data with high accuracy. With the existence of application distribution channels such as the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, researchers can distribute applications and collect large scale data in ways that previously were not possible. Motivated by the lack of a universal, multi-platform sensing library, in this work we present the design and implementation of SensingKit, an open-source continuous sensing system that supports both iOS and Android mobile devices. One of the unique features of SensingKit is the support of the latest beacon technologies based on Bluetooth Smart (BLE), such as iBeacon and Eddystone. We evaluate and compare the power consumption of each supported sensor individually, using an iPhone 5S device running on iOS 9. We believe that this platform will be beneficial to all researchers and developers who plan to use mobile sensing technology in large-scale experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages222-225
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509040568
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Other

Other12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period14/9/1616/9/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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Katevas, K., Haddadi, H., & Tokarchuk, L. (2016). Sensing Kit: Evaluating the sensor power consumption in iOS devices. In Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2016 (pp. 222-225). [7723503] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IE.2016.50