Dashboard configuration

This chapter focuses on the configuration of the dashboard including the different layouts and widgets. As this is a basic function of the software, configuring the dashboard is done the same way in every section using the Dashboard Button.

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There are also video tutorials available outlining the system's structure and the dashboard configuration.

Software overview

The Moticon Science Software user interface is kept simple and intuitive to facilitate your workflow. The following picture shows an overview of the software (section Analyze) and our standard wording used in this documentation:
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In the headline of the screen you will find a Start Menu. The menu includes basic file functions like Open, Save, and New file, as well as license, language and other general settings. A Quick Save Button is located to the right of the Start Menu.
menu_icon Start Menu Button

The software is divided into the three sections Record, Analyze and Report, explained separately in this documentation:

In every section the ribbon bar in the upper part of the software contains different functions as well as the Dashboard Button which is always located at the right end of it. This button is a so-called split button, used to configure the Dashboard. The dashboard is the area of your screen that displays sensor data and video in different widgets.
dashboard_button Dashboard Button

Dashboard layout configuration

To change the dashboard layout, the lower part of the Dashboard Button saying 'Layout' is used. You can choose between several dashboard templates differing in the number of displayed widgets and their positioning.

Note:

The selectable layouts vary depending on the section (Report, Analyze, Record).

  1. In order to change the dashboard layout, click on Layout.
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  2. A drop-down menu with selectable layouts will open (example shown is from the Record section).
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  3. Click on the desired layout in the drop-down menu. Now the dashboard widgets can be filled with sensor data representations or video. For further information on assigning widgets please see the following section.

Dashboard widgets configuration

For each widget of the dashboard layout different widget types can be selected. To assign widgets, click on the Widget Action Button (the upper part of the Dashboard Button).
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Note:

The widget types vary, depending on the section (Record, Analyze, Report).

Each widget has it's own Widget Settings accessible via the gear symbol in the upper right corner of the widget. This symbol only appears when moving the mouse cursor over the widget. If you click on the gear button, a widget-specific settings dialog appears allowing you to customize the settings.
gear Gear symbol

Use the speech button to (de-)activate additional/text information. In particular, in the line graph widget, this button is used to turn on/off the legend.
tooltip Speech button

In the Report section widget-specific supplementary notes can be displayed using the tables button located in the upper right corner of the widget.
Additionally some cohesive widgets can be united in this section, e.g. the Pressure, Total Force, Timing, and COP displaying widgets. Use the double arrow button to toggle between the different data representations.
Some widget charts in the Report section can be stored as png files using the Snapshot button. This function is available in the Pressure 2D and Pressure 3D widget.
tables Widget tables button
double_arrow Double arrow button
snapshot Snapshot button

Available widgets

Note:

Depending on the activated license type, some widgets might not be available for your software package.

Widget Record Analyze Gait Report Jump Report Balance Report Symmetry Report Static Report
Acceleration x
Annotations x x x x x
Bar Graph x x
COP (Box) x
COP (Graph) x
Event x
Gait Line x
Jump Height x
Jump Impulse x
Line Graph x x
Pressure (2D) x x x x x x
Pressure (3D) x x x x x x
Pressure (Values) x x x x x x
Statistics x x x x x
Timing (Gait Phase) x
Timing (Gait Phase Stacked) x
Timing (Ground Contact Time) x
Timing (Scatter Plot) x
Total Force x x x x x
Total Force (Boxplot) x x x x
Total Force (Mean-Max) x x x x
Video x
Video Sync x
Webcam x
Weight Histogram (Complete) x x
Weight Histogram (Stance Phase) x

Acceleration

This widget displays the acceleration in all directions (x/y/z) during the stance phase, averaged over all steps detected in your measurement. Thin lines indicate the standard deviation.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Annotations

To add annotations to your report, click on the pencil icon in the upper right corner of this widget. A dialog opens where you can edit the text annotation.


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Bar Graph

This widget displays different data channels as bar graphs. A bar graph shows the current value of the data channel.
In Analyze, this value changes over time according to the cursor position.
In Report, bar graphs are typically used to display average or maximum values.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. In the Settings menu you can configure visual settings. In the other menus (Pressure, Force, COP, Acceleration, Other) you can:

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COP (Box)

This widget displays the data points of the center of pressure (COP) as small dots. The black dot represents the average COP of the entire measurement and the box indicates the standard deviation of the COP.

Note:

This widget can be united with other COP widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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COP (Graph)

This widget displays the position of the center of pressure (COP) over time. One line represents the COP value in mediolateral direction, a second line represents the anterior-posterior direction.

Note:

This widget can be united with other COP widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Event

Use this widget to manually set events during data acquisition. They will later appear as visual markers in your measurement data.


Note:

In Analyze, the same icon is used for the 'Add Event' function, which allows you to add events to existing data.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. Here you can configure the event tool:

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Gait Line

This widget displays the average gait line for the left and right foot.
A gait line represents the translational movement of the center of pressure (COP) during the stance phase of a step.


The solid line shows the average gait line of all steps recognized in your measurement. Grey lines indicate the standard deviation in medio-lateral direction.
The endpoints of the average gait lines can be visually connected (butterfly chart).
The differences between the left and right foot are indicated by visual lines and percentage values. The foot side with a longer/wider average gait line determines the color of the vertical/horizontal line. The percentage values are with respect to the insole length and width. For example, if the horizontal line shows a value of 5%, this indicates that the difference between the average gait line widths is 5% of the insole width.
Blue lines represent gait lines of individual steps during the measurement.
Darker dots indicate initial contact (often referred to as heel strike), lighter ones terminal stance (toe off).
The ellipse's center represents the average initial contact/terminal stance. The size of the ellipse represents the variation of the points around the average.
The bounding box displays an area in medio-lateral and anterior-posterior direction the whole gait line fits into.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Jump Height

This widget displays the jump height in centimeters for every jump detected in the measurement. Each bar represents one jump.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Jump Impulse

This widget displays the jump impulse in Newton-seconds (N*s) for every jump detected in the measurement. Each bar represents one jump.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Line Graph

This widget is the most powerful widget. In Analyze, it does not only display data, but also allows you to zoom the time axis, change the cursor position and select timespans for data editing.


The Line Graph widget can display:

All available data channels can be found in the widget settings. See the settings section for further information on displaying individual data channels.

Note:

In Record, the Line Graph widget can only display total forces.

Use the Speech button to show/hide the cursor legend. This button is displayed in the upper right corner when you move your mouse cursor over the widget. The legend also displays the absolute time (date and time) of the current cursor position, as well as the duration of a selected time period.
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Axes:
Data channels having the same physical unit are displayed on the same y-axis. In case data channels with different units are selected, a secondary y-axis is automatically shown: - The primary y-axis is located to the left of the line graph. - The secondary y-axis is displayed on the right hand side.
If more than two different units are required, you can change the allocation of the secondary y-axis by clicking on the desired channel in the legend (legend is turned on using the Tooltip button as described above).

Zoom:
To zoom any of the three axes, move your mouse cursor over the respective axis and turn your mouse wheel.
Especially when using Moticon Science Software on your tablet it might be easier to use the respective buttons located next to the axes to zoom your measurement. To display/hide the zoom buttons tick the respective checkbox in the widget's Settings menu (widget settings can be changed using the gear symbol as described below).
To pan an axis, move your mouse cursor over the respective axis and hold the left mouse button while moving.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. In the Settings menu you can configure visual settings. In the other menus (Pressure, Force, COP, Acceleration, Other) you can:

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Pressure (2D)

This widget displays a 2-dimensional, colored view of the pressure distribution on the insole.
In Record and Analyze, the widget can also display the center of pressure (COP).
In Report, the widget can be configured to display multiple pressure distributions, e.g. for displaying different stance phases.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Pressure widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

Note:

The color scaling can be controlled using a maximum and minimum pressure value. For automatic scaling (according to the highest occurring pressure value), these values must be set to '0' (default).

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Pressure (3D)

This widget displays a 3-dimensional, colored view of the pressure distribution on the insole.
In Record and Analyze, the widget can also display the center of pressure (COP).
In Report, the widget can be configured to display multiple pressure distributions, e.g. for displaying different stance phases.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Pressure widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

Note:

The color scaling can be controlled using a maximum and minimum pressure value. For automatic scaling (according to the highest occurring pressure value), these values must be set to '0' (default).

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Pressure (Values)

This widget shows the values for each pressure sensor of the left and right insole in N/cm². The coloring of each bubble serves as a visual indicator of the load measured by each sensor. In Report, the widget can be configured to display multiple situations, e.g. for displaying different stance phases.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Pressure widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.
When comparing two measurements, a reduction threshold can be set here to easily visualize reduction or increasement of the pressure for each sensor individually.

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Statistics

This widget summarizes the numerical report data in a text format.


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Timing (Gait Phase)

This widget displays average temporal parameters of the steps detected in the measurement in milliseconds: stance and swing duration. Furthermore standard deviations, minimum and maximum values are indicated for each parameter.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Timing widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.


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Timing (Gait Phase Stacked)

This widget displays stance and swing duration expressed as a percentage of the gait cycle.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Timing widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Timing (Ground Contact Time)

This widgets displays the air time in milliseconds for every jump during the measurement. Each bar graph in grey represents the air time of one jump.
In case your subject performed several jumps one after another, not only the air time, but also the ground contact time in between the jumps is indicated as orange bar graph.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Timing widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Timing (Scatter Plot)

This widget displays the air time over the ground contact time for every jump during the measurement. Each dot represents one jump.
If your subject performed a single jump, the ground contact time will be '0'. Only if several jumps are performed in a row, the ground contact time will also be indicated.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Timing widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Total Force

This widget displays the left and right total force over time. It is basically a reduced representation of the line graph widget.
In a **Gait Report** it displays the average left and right ground reaction force during the stance phases of all steps detected in your measurement. Grey lines indicate the standard deviation.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Total Force widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Total Force (Boxplot)

This widget displays the total force for the left and right leg as box plot. The width of the blue/brown box indicates the standard deviation of the mean total force, whereas the upper and lower black lines indicate minimum and maximum values.
In a **Gait Report** this widget displays the total force during the stance phase averaged over all steps detected in your measurement.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Total Force widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.


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Total Force (Mean-Max)

This widget displays the mean and maximum total force for the left and right leg as bar graphs.
In a **Gait Report** this widget displays the total force during the stance phase averaged over all steps detected in your measurement.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Total Force widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A widget-specific dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings according to your needs.

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Video

This widget displays your synchronized video.

Settings

For further information on the video settings, please refer to this chapter.

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Video Sync

This widget displays a 2-dimensional barcode containing time information. The barcode must be filmed with your digital camera to enable synchronization of the video and your measurement.


For further information on external video synchronization, please refer to this chapter.

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Webcam

This widget is used to display your webcam video while recording.


For further information on webcam recording, please refer to this chapter.

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Weight Histogram (Complete)

The Weight Histogram shows the relative frequency of total force values being quantized to increments of 2.5 kg.
For example, a histogram value of 5 % at 20 kg indicates that the subject put a load between 20 and 22.5 kg on the respective leg during 5 % of the measurement time.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Weight Histogram widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings and, if required, define a weight threshold.

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Weight Histogram (Stance Phase)

The Weight Histogram shows the relative frequency of total force values during stance phases, being quantized to increments of 2.5 kg.
For example, a histogram value of 5 % at 20 kg indicates that the subject put a load between 20 and 22.5 kg on the respective leg during 5 % of the stance phase durations.

Note:

This widget can be united with other Weight Histogram widgets in the Report section. To toggle between the different data representations follow the instructions described above.

Settings

Mouse over the widget and click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner. A dialog appears. Here you can configure various visual settings and, if required, define a weight threshold.

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