Multi Shimmer Sync is an application which allows for the configuration of and synchronised data capture from multiple Shimmers.
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 accuracy up to 0.98ms. Multi Shimmer Sync permits the user to configure multiple Shimmer units, can be used with Shimmer’s full range of sensing modules, and allows for synchronisation with external systems such as camera based motion capture systems.
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 and synchronisation.
The application is limited to use with 7 Shimmers as this is the upper limit for Bluetooth radio communication with a single radio dongle. However the number of Shimmers which can be used without data loss depends on a number of factors such as the sampling rate, the number of data signals being captured and the processing capabilities of the PC.
Download a copy of the software for evaluation (allows you to stream and plot from multiple Shimmer units but you can only save data from one Shimmer - product registration required to use the full application which is provided at the time of purchase)
Core Features Include:
Synchronised data capture from up to 7 Shimmers to a single file
Synchronisation accuracy of up 0.98ms depending on sampling rate and number of Shimmers
Allows for synchronisation with external systems e.g. Camera based motion capture systems
Data stored in a tab delimited text format (files compatible with Microsoft Excel, Open Office, Matlab and most standard data manipulation programs).
Includes a verified .m script for loading data directly into Matlab
Controls to configure each Shimmer
Configure features such as sampling rate, enable/disable sensors, set accelerometer range etc.
Detection and notification of dropped packets
If packets are dropped due to the Shimmer going out of range or the UI will notify the user through the flashing of a red LED
Monitor data using real-time plot
When the application is streaming data the real-time plot can be used to view the data from one or more signals
Save and load application settings
This allows the user to save the settings for their particular experimental set-up and quickly reload the settings into the application when they resume their data capture session.
Annotate Data with pulse marker and level marker
Synchronise with an external system (e.g. Camera based motion capture systems) using trigger input (Requires Shimmer expansion board) or system timestamp
**All units can be reset simultaneously via the Shimmer Multi-Gang Charger – this will allow for simultaneous reset of the internal clock.
Additional features and functionality:
Shimmer State Indicator LED’s to show if units are ‘Connected’, ‘Streaming’, or an ‘Error’ is detected
Name Shimmer units for application specific reference, which is reflected in the saved file
Duplicate settings on Shimmer units for fast set up time and to reduce redundancy
Auto-increment file name when saving
The option to save both raw and/or calibrated data
The user can select which signals they wish to view on the real-time plot using the add/remove signal buttons
Modify signal on the real-time plot
Range of keyboard shortcut keys for easy of use and operation
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