Knowledge Base

This is the official Knowledge Base created by okinesio Labs.
Here you find useful information about our development process as well as content about our experience during the project.

We are exited to announce that we launched our new Knowledge Base, where we will publish articles relating our experiences during development.

There are only a few entries yet, but we will update it during the next days/weeks. So stay tuned!
For now you can follow us on Twitter @okinesioLab

NOTE: This article is still in progress. It will be extended & updated step-by-step.


This article will get you an overview on how to make your own Arduino board, even if you are not into electrical engineering.

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Pedometers in general

Common electronic pedometers (e.g. activity trackers) are equipped with an digital triple-axis accelerometer (3-DOF) which measures the acceleration of the three directions (X, Y, Z). With an algorithm parsing the values in the background, steps can be detected on a specific pattern. The accuracy of detection mostly depends on a good algorithm. Some trackers additionally use multiple sensors such as an accelerometer and a gyroscope (6-DOF or even more) for precise determination on the hardware side.

You can find plenty information about accelerometers on the internet (if you’re interested in this topic).

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