Researchers use several tools to measure mobile phone power consumption, including: Monsoon's PowerMonitor, lab bench multimeters, and a rig attached to a USB data logger, which we used for the Bartendr project. We found these power monitors to be useful, but inadequate. We believe that a power monitor that will be adopted by the wider mobile phone research community must do the following:
With these criteria in mind, we designed BattOr, an open source, portable power monitor for mobile phones.
If you are interested in using BattOr, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "BattOr Request"
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