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Direction determining method and apparatus using a triaxial electronic compass
A method of determining a direction of a triaxial electronic compass oriented in a specific direction by using the triaxial electronic compass and an inclination sensor, the method includes obtaining an elevation angle of the specific direction from the inclination sensor to switch a selection of two output values from the...

Imaging device, azimuth information processing method and program
Even when a posture of an imaging device changes, the imaging device can display a compass image in a natural mode when seen from a user's viewpoint and record a correct image capturing azimuth. Provided is an imaging device including: an image capturing unit which captures an image of a subject...

Method and apparatus for determining attitude of an object
A method and apparatus for determining the attitude of an object is provided herein. The method for determining the attitude of the object comprises: receiving a gravity acceleration signal and a geomagnetic field signal, the gravity acceleration signal and the geomagnetic field signal changing with the attitude of the object accordingly;...

Gun-shaped game controller
A gun shaped game controller includes a gun shell, a calibration key, self-defined function keys, a two-axis gyroscope chip, a two-axis geomagnetic chip, a three-axis gravity acceleration chip, a human body capacitive touch chip, a battery compartment, a trigger, an arrow key, a cancel key, an infrared sensor, an angle adjustment...

Information display device
An information display device includes: an image display unit that displays an image according to an orientation of a display screen; a terminal posture detection unit that detects a posture of the device using an acceleration sensor, an angular velocity sensor, and a geomagnetic sensor; and a display direction determination unit...

Image pickup apparatus, method for controlling the same, reproduction apparatus and method for controlling the same
An image pickup apparatus has a function of temporarily recording image data obtained by a solid-state image pickup element and shooting direction data obtained by a 3-axis geomagnetic sensor, in an RAM. When the photographing of a still image is instructed, the apparatus determines a directional difference of shooting directions based...

Electronic device
Control section () is configured to measure the azimuth of electronic device () on the basis of the result detected by geomagnetic sensor () for detecting geomagnetism, and on the basis of the result detected by motion sensor () for detecting movement of electronic device (), and is configured, while motion...

Noise pattern acquisition device and position detection apparatus provided therewith
A noise pattern acquisition device includes: a geomagnetic sensor; a coordinate estimation unit configured to estimate current position coordinates; and a geomagnetic noise pattern management unit configured to, when an abnormality occurs in a magnetic field strength detected by the geomagnetic sensor during movement of the noise pattern acquisition device, store...

Mobile terminal with electronic compass, and orientation calculation method
A mobile terminal with electronic compass is provided with a first housing that houses a geomagnetic sensor, a second housing connected to the first housing, with relative position thereto being variable, a state detection unit that detects a relative position state between the first housing and the second housing, an offset...

Mobile device and managing method thereof
A mobile device and a method for managing the power consumption of the mobile device use geomagnetic sensors to determine if an external object is present. If an external object is approaching the mobile device, a near field communication unit is powered on and may communicate with the external object. Additional...

Geomagnetic application device
A geomagnetic application device including a triaxial magnetic sensor, a measurement point acquiring mechanism, a calibration mechanism calibrating offset of the magnetic sensor, and an azimuth calculator. The calibration mechanism includes an offset calculation measurement point selector selecting at least six measurement points of the geomagnetic vectors from among a data...

Display apparatus and method for rotating displayed content
A display apparatus includes a detector to detect an angle of a center line of the display apparatus relative to a horizontal line of the south geomagnetic pole when in the horizontal plane. The apparatus stores a reference angle. The apparatus determines the rotation angle of the display apparatus by subtracting...

Apparatus and method for the contactless detection of vehicles
An apparatus and a method for the contactless detection of vehicles via one or more magnetometers for measuring the geomagnetic field, in which at least one magnetometer includes a device for measuring the gravitational field....

Multifunctional digital antiglare device
Disclosed herein is a multifunctional digital type anti-glare device which adds various functions such as a timer function, a stopwatch function, a world time display function, and a compass function. The multifunctional digital type anti-glare device includes an optical detection unit, an electromagnetic wave sensor unit, an electromagnetic wave detection unit,...

Method for correcting orientation of magnetometer
A method for correcting an orientation of a magnetometer includes obtaining current position information through a global positioning system. A geomagnetic inclination angle list is queried according to the current position information to acquire a geomagnetic inclination angle δ corresponding to a current position. A deviation Δψ of an orientation is...

Tire location information transmitting apparatus and method
Provided are an apparatus and method for transmitting information on a location of a tire with information on pressure of the tire. The present disclosure provides logic for calculating rotation angles among a plurality of magnetic field samples obtained from a geomagnetic sensor, calculating rotational directions, and determining the left/right locations...

Acoustic navigation method
An information processing apparatus that detects a current location of the information processing apparatus; obtains a direction of a destination from the detected current location as a target direction; detects a facial orientation of a user wearing a headphone unit connected to the information processing apparatus via a wired or wireless...

Touch pad module and electronic device using the same
A touch pad module includes: a touch pad, a sensor group, a touch pad controller IC and a touch pad controller IC (Integrated Circuit). The touch pad has a touch surface touchable by a user. The sensor group is mounted on a mount surface of the touch pad. The sensor group...

Control method of mobile terminal apparatus
A mobile device system that includes left and right earphones, and a mobile device connectable to the left and right earphones. Each of the left and right earphones includes at least one of an acceleration sensor and a geomagnetic sensor. The mobile device includes a controller that monitors a wearing state...

Image processing device
When an accepting section accepts an order to acquire image data, an image data acquirer acquires image data from a memory section and compresses it in the JPEG format. An orientation identifier identifies orientation information of an image processing device by using a detection value of...

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