Smartphone Sensors
AI is not just about processing information—it is also about sensing and collecting information from the outside world. Every mode of sensing has its own parameters of intelligence and performance, and every smartphone sensor needs its own AI software. Here are just some of the sensors that can be found on current smartphones.

  • Accelerometer: speed and direction of motion
  • Gyroscope: small shifts in physical orientation
  • Magnetometer: digital compass
  • Global Positioning System (GPS): terrestrial location
  • Proximity Sensor: how far objects are from phone
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Microphone
  • Touchscreen Sensors
  • Biometric Sensors: fingerprint, iris, full face recognition
  • Pedometer
  • Barcode/QR Code Sensors
  • Barometer: air pressure and altitude
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • Thermometer 

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