As part of our continued commitment to the advancement of body centered sensing, Shimmer has launched a range of new support tools and resources for all members of the Shimmer user community to avail of. The tools and resources are freely available and downloadable from the new Shimmer website for all ‘logged in’ Shimmer web members.
The central focus of the new tools and resources is to all for greater efficiency in data capture, streamlining the process and assisting the end user in the design and development of Shimmer based applications.
Shimmer LabVIEW Development Library – Code Now Available
The Shimmer LabVIEW Development Library is a library that complements the Shimmer LabVIEW Instrument Driver Library which is already a popular resource amongst the Shimmer user community. The Development Library contains the source code for LabVIEW solutions developed by the Shimmer team.
We are now making the code available for LabVIEW solutions that have been developed by the Shimmer team in the LabVIEW Development Library. This will allow users to benefit from the functionality offered by solutions in the library.
The applications in the Shimmer LabVIEW Development Library can serve as building blocks for applications development. It will also allow users to leverage the flexibility, power, and diverse nature of the Shimmer platform, along with providing inspiration to Shimmer users for new or improved applications.
The first release of the library provides a solution to control a Shimmer and transmit Shimmer data over the internet using the TCP/IP networking protocol. The application serves as an ideal building block for a remote monitoring application development.
The Shimmer LabVIEW Development Library will continue to grow as more applications come online from Shimmer and we would also welcome contributions from customers who may have created something, which they would like to share with the Shimmer user community.
For more information about the Shimmer LabVIEW Development Library click here.
Or if you would like to discuss the library or contribute to it you can contact us on [email protected].
3D Functionality Now Available
For all Shimmer users with a focus on Kinematic data capture and for those currently working with our range of instrument drivers we have now added 3D functionality to the instrument driver and development tool suite.
This feature will provide convenient notation for users who wish to measure the rotation of the Shimmer device across three dimensions for Shimmer’s Android, LabVIEW and MATLAB Instrument Drivers, and in C# application ShimmerConnect.
Using the recently released Shimmer BTStream firmware, users can extract 3D orientation in quaternion format using the Shimmer 9DoF. Also in support of this each Shimmer instrument driver will provide examples of 3D visualization of the Shimmer device (please see image above).
3D functionality will also offer increased versatility to users in mobile or constantly changing scenarios as on-the-fly calibration of the gyroscope can be achieved while streaming data.
More information about the features added to our instrument drivers can be found by clicking the links below:
IMU User Guide
At Shimmer we are dedicated to assisting our users as they look to capture human centered data in real world scenarios. With this in mind, another resource we have released is the Shimmer IMU User Guide(Inertial Measurement Unit).
Whether you are new to IMU sensing or you have amassed a wealth of knowledge in the area of Kinematic IMU signal processing the Shimmer IMU User Guide will offer practical information regarding kinematic signals and sensors, along with a brief description of some common applications.
This document will also provide some more information about the hardware and specific Shimmer board layouts for users seeking a more in-depth understanding of our devices or a rationale for the design of our kinematic IMU sensors.
To access the user guide click here (must be logged in to the Shimmer website).