Sensor Activity in android


I am using the following class to read accelerometer data from an android mobile:

public class AccelerometerData extends Activity implements SensorEventListener { //variables public AccelerometerData() { mSensorManager = (SensorManager) getSystemService(Context.SENSOR_SERVICE); mAccelerometer = mSensorManager.getDefaultSensor(Sensor.TYPE_ACCELEROMETER); mSensorManager.registerListener(this, mAccelerometer, SensorManager.SENSOR_DELAY_NORMAL); } @Override public void onAccuracyChanged(Sensor sensor, int accuracy) { } @Override protected void onPause() { super.onPause(); mSensorManager.unregisterListener(this); } @Override protected void onResume() { super.onResume(); mSensorManager.registerListener(this, mAccelerometer, SensorManager.SENSOR_DELAY_NORMAL); } @Override public void onSensorChanged(SensorEvent event) { // TODO: my codes } } }

Now from my main activity class, I was calling that class to read the data

AccelerometerData sbt = new AccelerometerData ();

and it shows the following message <strong>Unfortunately AccelerometerData has stopped</strong>. I am new in android development and not sure what is wrong here.

Any help would be highly appreciated.


The answer you're looking for might look a little something like this. The MainActivity owns the AccelerometerData class.

public class MainActivity extends Activity { priavte AccelerometerData ad; private TextView someTextView; @Override protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) { // "this" allows 'ad' to make calls back to the MainActivity ad = new AccelerometerData((SensorManager)getSystemService(SENSOR_SERVICE), this); someTextView = (TextView)findViewById(R.id.my_text_view); } protected void onResume() { super.onResume(); sensorHandler.onResume(); } protected void onPause() { super.onPause(); sensorHandler.onPause(); } protected void setTextViewValue(float[] values){ someTextView.setText( Float.toString(values[0]) ); }

Then in AccelerometerData class it might look something like this.

public class AccelerometerData implements SensorEventListener { private final SensorManager mSensorManager; private final Sensor mAccelerometer; private final MainActivity ma; public AccelerometerData(SensorManager sm, MainActivity ma){ mSensorManager = sm; mAccelerometer = mSensorManager.getDefaultSensor(Sensor.TYPE_ACCELEROMETER); this.ma = ma } protected void onResume() { mSensorManager.registerListener(this, mAccelerometer, SensorManager.SENSOR_DELAY_NORMAL); } protected void onPause() { mSensorManager.unregisterListener(this); } public void onAccuracyChanged(Sensor sensor, int accuracy) { } public void onSensorChanged(SensorEvent event) { // Here we call a method in MainActivity and pass it the values from the SensorChanged event ma.setTextViewValue( event.values ); }



Your class shouldn't extend Activity. It doesn't need to. It should be owned by an activity of some sort instead.


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