Re(3): Awe....some! Posted on November 10, 2017 at 05:17:42 PM by ctshermaneos
Hi Craig G.,
Your comment was most interesting and led me to do research and found the following article dated March 11, 2011 at the "IClarified" web site. The attached is only part of the article.
Kaiser & Kaiser has announced speedClock 2.0 for iPhone 4, a significant update to their utility that uses the device's built-in video camera to automatically measure the speed of any object, the distance to any point, and lap times of racers. Employing the device's accelerometer or size comparisons establishes distance. Speed and laps are measured using the motion sensing of the video camera, timing the interval between the object entering and leaving the frame. The updated version features: snapshot of measurement, stadimeter distance tool, improved accuracy, and optimized detection algorithms. Because it relies for its operation on a built-in video camera, the app is presently compatible only with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad 2, and iPod touch 4.
SpeedClock makes it easy to measure the speed of cars, boats, skaters, skiers, cyclists, running dogs, model cars, footballs, etc. The user simply holds up their iPhone, and allows the app to automatically measure the speed of any object passing through the frame of the viewing screen. Sensitivity controls are included to compensate for very large or small objects, background motion, camera shake, or rapid cyclical motion. All distance measurements can be calculated and displayed in feet or meters. New in version 2.0 is the ability to take a picture and measure speed simultaneously. Along with the new auto-reset function, users can set up the iPhone to continuously measure the speed and save an image of everything that passes. Replies: