Chameleon Visualization Software
Supplied with every sensor system at no additional cost, Chameleon is a full-featured, intuitive visualization software that makes it easy to view, analyze, and export your data.
Visualize your data in an extensive variety of customizable heat-map and graph displays (Line Trace, 2D Heat-Map, 3D Heat-Map, Mesh plots, and more). Captured data can be analyzed in any visualization format, screen-recorded for easy team sharing, and exported for use in programs like Excel®, MATLAB®, and Mathcad®.
Interface with multiple PPS systems simultaneously
Easy recording, annotating and editing of pressure mapping data
Capture synchronized video to link actions with analytical data
Analyze data in real-time, including average, max and center-of-pressure tracking
View sensor data as a 3D color map of the actual shape
Export data in ASCII format for use in programs such as Excel®, MATLAB® and Mathcad®
Develop Windows applications using our simple API
Improved video processing and resolution
View real-time data with multiple pressure visualization tools
Customize data export settings
Improved control over recording length and speed
Enhanced experiment annotations capabilities
Auto-save and recovery to avoid data loss
Print data, export as images, and copy-to-clipboard for more seamless integration with other applications
Tool tips and improved help functionality
Easily map your data across multiple sensors
Your tactile sensor could have as little as four or as many as thousands of sensing elements. Each capacitive sensing element is converted to a digital output and transmitted live to Chameleon. These digital values are then converted to physical units of pressure such as PSI or kPa and are spatially organized to represent the actual sensor geometry. You can then select specific sensors to view, or view them as a whole and display them in 2D or 3D maps.
Effectively visualize your data
Your tactile sensor output can be visualized in 2D pseudo-color mapping (pressure mapping) or in a 3D bar or mesh graph plot that provides information on contact pressures spatially. In sensors for a small number of sensing elements (approximately a dozen), you can visualize each of the elements in a time trace plot that provides a history of the pressures over time. In instances of a high number of sensing elements (hundreds or thousands), you can plot peak, average or minimum pressure values, or sometimes force and contact area, in addition to pressure mapping.
Analysis and Data Export
Quickly access important data points and export for further analysis
Chameleon’s analysis capabilities include peak pressure, centroid, contact area and force calculations, though its primary purpose is to collect tactile data from the sensor electronics and visually display them for the user. Ability to export all or a portion of the data collected as a text file is standard for more detailed analysis through programs such as Matlab and Excel. You can also export the data into a video recording, and screenshots can be easily copied and pasted into images or presentations.
View your experiment in action beside your sensor data
Video record your experiment so that the pressure mapping can be correlated to what generated it. To note specific events or time, a double click on the line trace opens the annotation box where you can record specific events and times within your data set.