The following PDF documents are available for download or online viewing:

Wireless Specification

USB Specification

User Manuals

  • Getting Started

    Step by step guide to install the MotionNode hardware and software, capture motion data, and export a take. New users should start here.

  • Motion Tutorial

    Once you are familiar with the basic usage of the system, here is a more in depth tutorial. Covers the most common processes, including the Motion User Interface, device configuration, recording and exporting data, and Matlab scripts.

  • Wireless Network

    Guide to the MotionNode Bus wireless network. Includes how to connect to the Wi-Fi network, the default settings, and available options.
  • Motion Viewer

    Documents the Motion Viewer, our OpenGL based preview application. The viewer provides a real-time graphical display of all outputs of the Motion Service. This includes orientation as well as the raw and calibrated sensor signals.

    Help is also available from within the viewer. Press the F1 key to access the built-in help.

  • Motion Monitor

    The Motion Monitor is a utility application that detects device arrival and removal. The monitor is configurable to automatically start reading from MotionNode sensors as they are plugged in. See the guide for more details.

  • Magnetic Calibration

    Procedure to calibrate the MotionNode device in your location, or when mounted to hardware.

    To get the most accurate orientation output, it may be necessary to re-calibrate the MotionNode device. The Motion Service provides an automatic system to calibrate the onboard sensors. See the guide for more details.

Developer Manuals

  • SDK Reference

    Reference for our Software Development Kit (SDK), including sample code for C++, C#, Java, and Python. For more information or to download the SDK, visit the Software Development Kit page.

  • C API Reference

    Reference for our C Application Programming Interface (API), including sample C code and function level documentation.

  • Scripting Reference

    Reference for the Lua scripting interface to the MotionNode system.

    LuaExternal link is a powerful, fast, light-weight, embeddable scripting language. The MotionNode system extends the Lua language with C++ functions.