Raw data recorded in SAARecorder as ".rsa" files can be converted to a "Text" file of joint position data in the Atlas_3 format.



Step 1 - Select your Files


From the File menu, select the Export raw data to Atlas option. 


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Figure 1: Select Export raw data to Atlas from the File menu in SAARecorder


In the Select one or more raw data files window, select the appropriate .rsa files and click the Open button. 


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Figure 2: Selecting raw data files for export to Atlas



Step 2 - Select Averaging Setting


In the Time vs. Samples dialog, select the appropriate averaging setting and click the OK button to continue.

  • File Averages - Data arrives from files, concatenated together. - Performs discrete averages, one per file (Output = 1 sample per file). 
  • Step Averages - Data arrives in groups (steps) with pauses in between. - Performs discrete averages, one per "step" (Number of samples will be reduced). 
  • Discrete Average(s) of: - Set number of samples to average in each discrete average. - Number of samples will be reduced. 
  • Running Averages of: - Set number of samples to average as a running average. - Number of samples will not change. 
  • No Averaging - Leave raw data unchanged. 


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Figure 3: The Time vs. Samples dialog


Note: If there are already converted data in the selected folder, a pop-up window will appear requesting to append or not. You are presented with the following options.
  • Yes, Append FilesClick to append data to previously exported files that already exist in the data folder 
  • Re-convert EverythingClick to completely overwrite any previously exported data files that might already exist in the data folder 
  • CancelCloses the export



Step 3 - Choose an Atlas File Format


Select an Atlas File format and click the OK button to continue. 

  • Atlas_1 places X, Y, and Z axis data in separate "Text" files 
  • Atlas_3 combines X, Y, and Z axis data into a single file 


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Figure 4: The Choose Atlas File Format dialog



Step 4 - Select the File Location


Select the folder to store Atlas Output files and click the OK button.


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Figure 5: The Browse For Folder dialog


Click the OK again to complete the export.


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Figure 6: Complete the export by clicking OK again