As part of a suite of new releases and refinements to what we currently offer at Shimmer, a new Windows application to assist users in logging to the microSD card is now available.
The application known as ShimmerLog will allow for the configuration of Shimmer units for data capture direct to the mircoSD card housed within the Shimmer device.
The development of this application came from feedback from Shimmer users who choose to utilize the local storage that is available on the Shimmer platform, a requirement often associated with longitudinal studies.
Proximity to a host device is not constantly required when using the ShimmerLog application, providing flexibility to the user and their data capture efforts. Using ShimmerLog, in conjunction with the SDLog firmware, offers the benefit of more power efficient data capture over longer periods, as opposed to continuous streaming via Bluetooth.
The application gives users the freedom to define and save the configuration of a trial so that a trial can be labelled and easily repeated at a later time.
The design also makes it possible for all captured data in an application to be exported in raw or calibrated format to a standard text editing application like Open Office or MS Excel.
ShimmerLog UI for sensor configuration
Data import using ShimmerLog
ShimmerLog UI for data export
Trial review using ShimmerLog
ShimmerLog facilitates the use of the microSD card associated with the main Shimmer unit freely, and in a way that is simple to use and hassle free. A user can employ this data capture method quickly and within a short time frame to begin capturing wearable wireless sensor data for their application.
Shimmer has released the SDLog firmware which works in conjunction with the ShimmerLog software application featured above. The firmware, which is available for Shimmer 2 and Shimmer 2r devices packs in some new features for those Shimmer users wishing to log data to the microSD card.
SDLog Firmware features include:
- Fully configurable data logging to mircoSD card
- Simple text file interface to specify configuration
- Easily identifiable data directories and files created for each new logging session
- Relative time synchronisation among multiple shimmers using 802.15.4 radio
- Various LED sequences to indicate current mode of operation to the user
For more information about the new SDLog
firmware from Shimmer please visit the downloads section of the website
For a step by step tutorial or for more information about ShimmerLog
visit the product page here