On launch of the 3rd Generation Intel Core
Processor, Intel has introduced collection of sensors in Ultrabook. Collection
of sensors includes Global Positioning System (GPS) sensor, Gyroscope,
Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, etc. There are many sources which
helps developer community to make usage of these sensors. These sensors are
presenting various useful input values, based on which creative applications may
add changes in our life style. Using that we can find some solution for traditional
issues. Here, I am trying to show possible solution for following problem.
Laptop users are facing problem to use it while traveling
in Car, Train, Bus, etc. because of jerking motion. To read the content on
screen our eyes need to set the focus frequently. Frequently changing the focus
is making our eyes tired. Sometimes it causes motion sickness, too. And hence
it is sensible to not to read anything while traveling.
Before some days I have seen one person playing game on
phone which is having sensors to detect the motion. That fellow in that game, was
controlling the car by moving phone in X and Y directions. Here, our solution
may be available, using sensors if we can get the change in X and Y direction then
we can adjust our screen to make it very stable although having jerking motion.
I have created one demo application in Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8 OS, and
tried to generate same situation with solution. Right now I have used Storyboard
based animation in XAML to show moving object in X and Y direction.
Following animation shows that while having motion we could
not read text properly.
Following animation shows stable text content also having
motion of its container.
Here, in example what I have done is, if container moves in -ve
X direction then text content moves with same value in +ve X direction. Similar
to that, if container moves –ve in Y direction then text content moves with
same value in +ve Y direction, and vice versa. So that user feels stable text
content in front of his/her eyes. This should resolve our problem.
Points of Interest
Using sensors, we can get the change in X and Y direction (i.e. movement), using which we can adjust laptop screen to make it very stable although having jerking motion.