Detecting "some" motion from flat with the BMX160
I am designing a wearable device and want to detect when there is "some" motion. The device is worn by someone laying down face-up.
I do not want to detect "breathing" (so "any-motion" (0x50) won't work since that is too sensitive), but if there was a pizza box laying on a person's stomach while lying down and the person moves such that the pizza box would fall off the person, I would want to know. In other words, if the device is no longer "flat".
I am working with code from https://github.com/BoschSensortec/BMI160_driver
I am confused as to which interrupt to look at.
Should I looking at "upside" (0x65-0x66)?
or at INT_MOTION (0x5f-0x62)?Or should I just be reading the X/Y/Z accell numbers with
bmi160_get_sensor_data(BMI160_ACCEL_SEL, &accel, NULL, &motionSensor); // from the MBI160_driver code.
Must I enable 0x50 to get INT_motion? and is INT in 0x62 exclussive to the 0x50? This spec is confusing to me.
Just reading accel numbers does not seem like it would do the trick. Ideally, I want to set a threshold in the X/Y/Z orientation (not accel). SOmething like int_slo_no_mot_th but for gyro, not accel.
Are there application engineers I can hire to help resolve this in a timely manner?
ANY help / pointers would be appreciated.
Re: Detecting "some" motion from flat with the BMX160
What interrupt do you want to use?
From your description of the requirement, i think you can use either flat detect interrupt (BMI160_ACC_FLAT_INT) or orientation interrupt (BMI160_ACC_ORIENT_INT).
If you enable orientation interrupt, you can get status from register 0x65 - 0x66.
Before using interrupt you need to enable it and map to interrupt pin, which is through register 0x50 - 0x57.
But actually, there is already function call in the API you are currently use to take care of those setting. You just need to call it.