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 Label Explorer within the Data Capture Lab to add events of interest to your sensor data file.

Label Explorer

  1. Open your project in the Data Capture Lab

  2. Click Switch Modes

  1. Open Label Explorer mode

  1. To open the raw sensor data files you have captured, use the Project Explorer. This can be found in the upper left-hand corner of the DCL.

  1. Double-Click on a file name to open the file

  2. Depending on the project you have loaded, the file will open and look similar to this

  1. 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.

  1. (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.


Managing Sessions

  1. 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

  1. Open the session management screen from the Project Explorer by clicking on the session options button

  1. Alternatively, if you have a file open you can switch sessions by clicking on the session options button below the graph

  1. 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

  1. You can add new sessions by clicking + Add New Session

  1. You can Edit, Delete, and Copy sessions by right-clicking on any session


Adding Segments to a Session

  1. Open a file from the Project Explorer

  2. 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

  1. Label your segment with an event by clicking the Edit button or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + E

  1. Select a label and click Done

  1. Click Save. This will save the segment to your session and upload it to the cloud