This document will take you through the steps of setting up a Wi-Fi bridge with an Android phone to extend the range of your gloves streaming capability. The application is designed to run on an Android Phone that the performer is carrying on their body. The application communicates via Bluetooth to the gloves and will stream data from up to 2 gloves simultaneously on your Wi-Fi network.
- Android Phone
- Download and Install the StretchSense WiFi Link APK to
an Android phone. The download link
can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zt4vii1s3bt06s8/app-release.apk?dl=0
Operating System: Windows 10
Please note: You will need to Enable Installation from Unknown Sources in the settings of your phone, and we recommend Disabling Battery Optimisation for this application
How to Setup a Wi-Fi bridge
- Install the StretchSense WiFi Link APK to your android phone. The download link can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zt4vii1s3bt06s8/app-release.apk?dl=0Please note: You will need to Enable Installation from Unknown Sources in the settings of your phone, and we recommend Disabling Battery Optimisation for this application
- Connect the
Android device to the same
Wi-Fi network as your PC
- Turn the gloves on
at the circuit and the circuit will
be blinking slow
- Open the StretchSense WiFi Link application on your phone
- Select Start
Pairing (allow location
- Select Start Scan. A 10s countdown timer starts and your glove should appear. Tick the checkbox and select ConnectPlease note: If you are using two gloves then follow this step if not then continue to Step 7. Turn both gloves on before selecting start scan. If you select Start Scan two gloves should appear in the list of Devices (see image below on the left). Tick the checkboxes for both gloves and select Connect.
- Once connected the bar graph for the glove will populate with the raw data coming from the glove and you will be able to see live data from the sensors. Above the bar graph is the IP address and port number that the glove is streaming data on.
For example in the image below the IP address is 10.0.0.2 and the port number is 3000.Please note: If you have a second glove you should see a second bar graph if you scroll down on the app (see image below).
- Open Hand Engine 1.1.0,
click on glove 1 dropdown arrow to expand
the glove control panel
and click Network mode. You will notice you currently have no sensor data on the bar graph (see image below)
- Enter the IP address and port number and toggle the stream on.
- You should
immediately see the bar
graph for that glove in
Hand Engine update with
the raw data coming from
the glove. You will also see the green indicator come on to indicate the glove is connected and the sample rate is no longer 0 s/sec.
- If you have a second glove follow this step. If not continue to step 12. Connect the second glove using the same IP address. However, the port number will now be 3001.
- The performer can now carry the phone on their
body to extend the
possible wireless range of
- Use Hand Engine as
normal from this point
onwards. See Using Hand Engine.
Known potential issues:
- If you have a
point and the PC
running Hand Engine
(for example a number
of switches and a
firewall between the
WiFi AP and the PC),
you may see reduced
sample rate of your
gloves (i.e. less than