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in·cli·nom·e·ter

(in'kli-nom'ĕ-tĕr),
Obsolete instrument for determining the direction of the ocular axes in astigmatism.
[L. in- clino, to incline, + G. metron, measure]

inclinometer

(in?kli-nom'et-er) [ incline + -meter]
1. A device for measuring ocular diameter from vertical and horizontal lines.
2. A device for measuring angles among different body parts, e.g., specific bones or joints. It can be used to determine the relative motion of these structures during active or passive bending. Synonym: bubble goniometer
See: Introduction to Goniometry
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(1) The horizontal and vertical inclination angles of each middle trough are obtained using double-axis tilt sensors arranged on each middle trough; therefore, the shape of the scraper conveyor can be determined.
Thermal based tilt sensors are well suited to harsh and/or high vibration environments, where mechanical sensor solutions can exhibit false readings or other errors due to resonance and present long-term reliability issues.
In September, for example, Colibrys (Switzerland) announced its MS900 1 .D, a MEMS-based tilt sensor targeted at industrial and aerospace markets for use in platform stabilization applications.
Tilt sensors on the stick, boom, bucket and machine body continuously calculate the distance from the cab to the bucket teeth.
The solid-state analog tilt sensors that we used in the study have an angular range of [+ or -]75[degrees] with respect to gravity with a resolution of 0.05[degrees] and sensitivity around 2.0 V/rad.
Plug in, turn up the stereo and away you go, using the gizmo's tilt sensors and programmable aspects to recreate the slopes on the carpet.
This technology, developed with British Aerospace Enterprises, uses five gyroscopes and two tilt sensors to ensure the machine stays upright and to compensate for inclines.
There are five gyroscopes and two tilt sensors packed in the unit's "commercial sensor assembly." The rider's center of gravity is measured approximately 100 times per second.
In addition to remote access to contents and location information, Linde foresees future features such as tilt sensors and accelerometers to detect when a cylinder is falling or has been dropped, as key to improving safety.
POSITAL (Hamilton, NJ) has added support for the Modbus RTU communications protocols to its popular TILTIX family of inclinometers (tilt sensors).
Columbia Research Laboratories (Woodlyn, PA) has developed a family of electronic tilt sensors based on force balance accelerometer technology intended for applications such as platform stabilization, surface mapping, and measuring tilt angles in remote locations.
PENNY + GILES, designer and manufacturer of high precision sensing technology, is supplying its STT280 tilt sensors to Stellar Industries for a boom angle positioning application on its range of truck-mounted telescopic winch-line cranes.