Labeling Events of Interest
The Data Capture Lab is an application that helps you transform your raw sensor data into events of interest you want to detect in your application. Next, we are going to go over how to use the Data Explorer within the Data Capture Lab to add events of interest to your sensor data file.
Open your project in the Data Capture Lab
Click the Project Explorer button in the top left navigation bar
Double-Click on a file name to open the file
Depending on the project you have loaded, the file will open and look similar to this
If you are working with a project that has Accelerometer and Gyroscope data, you will notice the DCL has split the data into two tracks. These tracks can be customized to display as many sensor columns as you need.
(Optional) Click on the track menu options to view options for the way your tracks are displayed. You can also add more tracks, update columns, or remove tracks. This is a powerful feature that allows you to visualize your data easier.
(Optional) Click and drag the area between tracks to adjust a track height
Segments are how we define where an event is located in your sensor data file. A segment is displayed as a transparent label within the graph of your sensor data. See a screenshot of a segment below.
A session separates your labeled events (segments) into a group. Every segment is inside a session. Sessions allow you to work on multiple branches of the same dataset. Sessions can be useful when collaborating with a team or if you want to experiment with different segmentation methods on the same dataset.
You can see the session you are currently working in and how many segments are in that session at the bottom of the Project Explorer. Hover over the segments to see your session label distribution
Open the session management screen from the Project Explorer by clicking on the session options button
Alternatively, if you have a file open you can switch sessions by clicking on the session options button above the graph
In the session management screen you can see details about your session like how many files have been labeled and how many segments are in each session
You can add new sessions by clicking + Add New Session
You can Edit, Delete, and Copy sessions by right-clicking on any session
Adding Segments to a Session
Open a file from the Project Explorer
Next, we will add a segment to identify our event of interest. To do this, move your mouse onto the graph of your sensor data and right-click + drag your mouse over the area that you want to label as an event. This will place a new segment in the file
Label your segment with an event by clicking the Edit button or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + E
Select a label and click Done
Click Save. This will save the segment to your session and upload it to the cloud