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Shimmer MATLAB Instrument Driver

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Shimmer MATLAB Instrument Driver



30 Sep 2013 (Updated )

Object oriented solution for Shimmer sensor data capture directly into Matlab

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Object oriented solution for Shimmer data capture directly into MATLAB. Provides for full configuration functionality to set features such as sampling rate, accelerometer range and which sensors are enabled/disabled. Also provides solutions for low battery warning and 3D orientation estimation. Allows for simultaneous data capture of both raw data and calibrated data from multiple Shimmer units. Includes example .m scripts which demonstrate the use of the ShimmerHandle class including plotting of data and writing data to a file. Includes documentation and help info.

Required Products MATLAB
MATLAB release MATLAB 7.14 (R2012a)
Other requirements Realterm version
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24 Mar 2014 Engineering Team

Current release is v2.1.

Please note that BtStream firmware v0.3.0 or later is required for ExG functionality. Please download from

11 Oct 2013

- fix for BTStream (Shimmer3) and Boilerplate having the same version number
- updates to comments

16 Oct 2013

Rev 1.8
- Support for pressure sensor (Shimmer3)

21 Jan 2014

Rev 1.9
- Added support for GSR+ Expansion Board

29 Jan 2014

Removed unused scripts and folders, users should note that, BTStream firmware is required on the Shimmer device when using the Instrument Driver. Latest Version of BTStream should always be used, and is readily available on our website.

21 Mar 2014

- ExG support for Shimmer3 (including examples)
- Add battlimitwarning for Shimmer3
- Revised comments and warnings

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