With the understanding that many users require data capture solutions which allow for greater mobility we now offer Multi Shimmer Sync for Android. Multi Shimmer Sync for Android is a mobile device based application which allows for the configuration of and synchronised data capture from multiple Shimmer units.
The application is ideal for users looking to develop applications where simultaneous data capture from a number of units is required, and interpretation and analysis requires the data to be synchronised with a high level of accuracy (synchronisation error of the order of milliseconds).
With a range of features and data capture tools users can select sampling rate, detect and notify of dropped packets, save and load application settings for future use, annotate data, and name Shimmer units to ensure functionality, efficiency, and ease of use in data capture.
The application is limited to use with 7 Shimmer units as this is the upper limit for Bluetooth radio communication with a single radio dongle. However the number of Shimmers which can be supported by the application depend on a number of factors such as the sampling rate, the number of data signals being captured, and the processing capabilities of the Android device.
Download a copy of the software for evaluation (allows you to stream, plot and log from multiple Shimmer units - product registration is required to use the full application and is provided at the time of purchase). Evaluation users should note that full logging functionality is not provided with actual sensor data replaced with dummy values at random in the log file.
Additional features and functionality
Shimmer State User Interface Indicators to show if units are ‘Connected’, ‘Connecting‘, ‘Streaming’, or ‘Disconnected’
Name Shimmer units for application specific reference, which is reflected in the saved file
Multi Command options to reduce configuring and controlling multiple Shimmers
The option to save both raw and/or calibrated data
The user can select any number of signals they wish to view on the real-time plot using a clean user interface
This application is supported on Android 2.3.3 (SDK 10) onwards
Users can purchase one of three types of licence for the Multi Shimmer Sync application
Individual License: Software use is restricted to the single, designated Named User
Group License: Software use is restricted to a maximum of 20 individual computers within the organisation that purchases the License
Organisation License: Software use is restricted to an unlimited number of computers within the organisation that purchases the License
In the unlikely event that the application crashes and you can either wait for an Android prompt allowing you to close the application, or you can close the application manually via Settings → Application manager → MultiShimmerSync → Force Stop