Labeling Your Data

Next, we are going to go over how to label events of interest in the Data Capture Lab. How you do this depends on the type of event you are detecting (described in Data Collection Planning). First let’s see how to open a file.

Viewing your capture files

  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 add new 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 within the graph of your sensor data as a pair of blue and red lines. These lines define where our event is located the file. 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.

Adding Segments to a Session

  1. Open a file

  2. If you do not have a session created, create a manual session to work in by clicking the + icon. Otherwise, select a session from the dropdown that you would like to work with. In the Slide Demo dataset, we have already created a session called (M) My Training Session

  1. If you are following the Getting Started guide, name your session My Training Session

  1. Next, identify your event of interest in the graph. 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

  1. Select a label and click Done

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

  2. Add segments to all of the files in your project. The Slide Demo dataset has already been labeled, so if you are using this dataset you can move to the next step.