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Replacement: None. There is no direct replacement for the KinetaMap. It had a good run, but it's time to go away. We stopped building this because it was expensive and difficult to build. One day we might revisit the project but for now, this page is for reference only.
Description: KinetaMap is a combination of technologies that allow datalogging and transmission of GPS location and accelerometer data. Kinesiology is a growing field of research where human movement and motion can be analyzed for various applications. KinetaMap has the ability to capture things like pedestrian gait, vehicle braking, or package handling. The logs give you GPS location and the raw acceleration readings - it's up to you to decipher what they mean!
KinetaMap comes with basic firmware that currently supports acceleration and GPS logging. Flip the power switch and GPS will be logged once per second, accelerometer readings (X/Y/Z) at ten times per second. We designed KinetaMap to be as flexible and hackable as possible. It has the LPC2148 USB bootloader built-in which allows updates to the firmware easily and quickly over USB.
KinetaMap contains 1GB of flash that will last for weeks of continuous logging. It attaches to a computer over USB and shows up on any operating system as a flash drive. Quickly move files onto or off the KintaMap without having to remove the flash card. All log files are comma separated text files for easy parsing with Excel, Octave, MatLab, or your favorite data analysis package.
KinetaMap includes a Bluetooth® module that supports SPP (serial port profile). This allows a computer to wirelessly connect to and download the log files. With a range of 100m, a computer is capable of querying a KinetaMap within a vehicle outside. A computer may also wirelessly modify the configuration and settings internally saved within KinetaMap. KinetaMap has also been tested with Bluetooth® and Google Maps enabled phones. KinetaMap allows precise location and map directions on your phone!
We're still ironing out the hardware so the specifications may change without notice.
Francesco Ruta, a SparkFun Customer, made some excellent improvements to the KinetaMap v1.1 Firmware. Along with fixing some of the bugs he added a bunch of new functionality, including:
He also threw in a ReadMe to boot! Thanks Francesco! Here is his code: