Raw data recorded in SAARecorder as ".rsa" files can be converted to a "Text" file of joint position data in the Atlas_3 format.
In SAASuite 3.0 or higher, the SAARecorder application is launched by clicking the Manual Data Collection button.
Figure 1: Launch SAARecorder from SAASuite by clicking the Manual Data Collection button
Step 1 - Select your Files
From the File menu, select the Export raw data to Atlas option.
Figure 2: 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.
Figure 3: 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.
Figure 4: 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 Files - Click to append data to previously exported files that already exist in the data folder
- Re-convert Everything - Click to completely overwrite any previously exported data files that might already exist in the data folder
- Cancel - Closes 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
Figure 5: 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.
Figure 6: The Browse For Folder dialog
Click the OK again to complete the export.
Figure 7: Complete the export by clicking OK again