Here we explain how to divide RAW data collected with the VU-AMS device into logical periods for further analysis. We call this labeling. The aim of labeling is to get an average value for each available parameter, such as Heart Rate, Pre-Ejection Period, Respiratory Sinus Arrythmia and so on, for each experimental condition or daily activity.
We discuss how to create a label configuration file, label your data, create time based label and how to use event markers.
Because the labeling process is different in data collected in an experiment from data collected in naturalistic settings, we use two separate examples in two separate turorial videos: labeling data that is recorded in an experiment and labeling data that is recorded in a naturalistic setting where self report diaries are used.
Labeling Experimental Data: Example Files
For all software tutorial videos (with exception of the R-peak Detection and 24H labeling tutorial) we use an example file of an ambulatory experiment that took place in a naturalistic setting. The activities within this experiment were protocolized and executed in the presence of an experienced instructor.
Download the Example Measurement of a Guided ambulatory Experiment that is used in this Labeling tutorial Video of experimental data to get familiar with VU-DAMS.
The corresponding label configuration file that contains the protocolized activities of the experiment can be downloaded here (right click > Save target as...).