Connectivity

Overview

The Moticon SCIENCE system requires 2 wireless connections:

  1. A Bluetooth connection connection to connect a sensor insole system to a mobile phone.
  2. A WiFi connection to connect a mobile phone to an endpoint computer.

The below scheme displays the connectivity requirements. Concerning data transfer, the mobile phone is a hub which passes through data from the sensor insoles to an endpoint computer. Read more about the different data acquisition workflow options here. The Moticon SCIENCE Mobile App is used as the main control unit for data acquisition. No data is stored on the mobile phone.

Bluetooth Connection

A Bluetooth connection is used to connect sensor insoles to a mobile phone. The mobile phone requires the Moticon SCIENCE Mobile App to be installed. The sensor insoles switch to an "active device" mode once they are moved. A pairing process must be performed in order to allow a quick connect of predefined sensor insole systems.

Info

A permanent Bluetooth connection between a sensor insole system and a mobile phone is only required in Live Capture which allows live data transmission to an endpoint computer.
For Recording mode and Smart Recording mode, a Bluetooth connection is only required for starting and stopping a measurement. During the measurement, the sensor insoles work as a stand alone system and no mobile phone is required.

WiFi Connection

A WiFi connection is used to connect a mobile phone to an endpoint computer. The Moticon SCIENCE Desktop Software must be installed on the endpoint computer.

Moticon SCIENCE offers various option to connect your mobile phone to an endpoint computer.

Info

A permanent WiFi connection between the mobile phone and the endpoint computer is only required in Live Capture which allows live data transmission to an endpoint computer.
For Recording mode and Smart Recording mode, a WiFi connection is only required for transfering a measurement. During the measurement, the sensor insoles work as a stand alone system and no mobile phone and endpoint computer is required.


There are plenty options how to connect the smartphone to a PC. When you have conencted both devices to the same network learn how to set up the connection in the Settings Section.

Option 1: Open Access to Network Access Point

This is the most simple option. Just connect both the mobile phone and the endpoint computer to the same network. If the same network provides WiFi and LAN connection, a destop computer can also be connected via LAN cable.

Option 2: No WiFi available

If you are outside in the field, no WiFi network may be available. The following options allow you to establish a network connection to the endpoint computer if there is no WiFi Network Access Point around.

Option 2.1: PC with WiFi

If you are using a PC with built in Wifi or have a USB Wifi Stick you you got two options to connect the Phone to the PC.

Option 2.1.1: Connect via mobile hotspot form PC

A built-in solution in a lot of notebooks is to activate the mobile hotspot and connect the smartphone to this network provided by the notebook.

Option 2.1.2: Connect via mobile hotspot from smartphone

A built-in solution in a lot of smartphones is to activate the mobile hotspot and connect the PC to this network provided by the phone.

Info

Many manufactors only let you turn on the mobile hotspot if you insert a SIM card.

Option 2.1.3: Connect via mobile access point

An other option is establishing a connection via a mobile access point (WLAN Nano Mobile Router). This little device powered by USB will built a WiFi network where you connect the mobile phone and the PC to.

Option 2.2: PC without WiFi

If the PC doesn't have built-in WiFi connect the PC via LAN to the mobile access point (WLAN Nano Mobile Router) and the smartphone via WiFi.