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tonyr
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Measure Angle of Object

Post by tonyr » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:19 pm

Good morning/ Afternoon

I am working on a project with my son which requires measurement of an object relative to face of a camera sensor . I need to measure the following

1. Distance camera sensor to object ( Must be between 3-4cm)
2. Object must be parallel to face of camera sensor ( the camera sensor is not static , it is being held by an individual )

I'm thinking best solution may be ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor, however I'm not sure this will give me "if parallel" answer

Any help in a possible solution would be grateful

Thanks

jremington
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Re: Measure Angle of Object

Post by jremington » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:51 am

Describe object.

For an arbitrary object, how do you define "parallel to face of camera sensor"?

tonyr
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Re: Measure Angle of Object

Post by tonyr » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:59 pm

The object is a palm of a hand.

I guess Im looking for a device/ sensor that measures angle that object is relative to sensor device , to an

I know there are many sensors that will provide distance to an object , I'm looking for a sensor to return the angle object is to measuring sensor

In my case, the object is the palm of a hand

Hope this helps and thanks for response

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Re: Measure Angle of Object

Post by jremington » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:23 am

Assuming that the palm is held flat, two or more distance measurements and some geometry can be used to determine the angles involved.

Non-scanning distance sensors return only one measurement at a time, so you would have to use several pointing in different directions, or figure out how to aim one.

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