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Basic Usage

  1. Select data source

    Launch the app and select the data source you want to use. The app displays available Bluetooth sensor nodes as well as the internal sensors of the iOS device.

  2. Choose visualization options

    Choose what you want to see from the selected data source. Then tap on “Ok”.

  3. See the live sensor data

    The app displays the live sensor data as you selected on the previous screen.

With the default layout the app displays one large visualization and further visualizations are displayed smaller. Touch one of the small visualizations to see it large. You may need to scroll the list of small visualizations to see all of them.

The list layout displays all visualizations with the same width in a vertical list. You may need to scroll vertically to see all visualizations.

Touch the Bonsai icon in the toolbar and select “Switch Layout” to switch between the two layouts.

Recording

To start a recording touch the red recording button in the lower left corner. If you enabled screen recording in the visualization options, or if no other option for recording is available, you will be asked if audio should be included in the recorded video. A timer is displayed in the toolbar while the app is recording.

To stop the recording touch the stop button in the lower left corner.

Close and Disconnect

Touch the Bonsai icon in the toolbar and select “Close” to disconnect from the sensor node and return to the start screen.

Add More Sensors/Visualizations

Touch the Bonsai icon in the toolbar and select “Add more …” Choose the a sensor node from the list Select the data stream and visualization you like to add.

Rearrange or Remove Visualizations

Long press on the title of a visualization until it is highlighted, then drag it to rearrange or tap on the delete icon to remove the visualization.

Change Title of Visualization

Long press on the title of a visualization until it changes to blue color, then tap once again on the title to edit.

Save Configuration

Touch the Bonsai icon in the toolbar and select “Save as …” to save the current configuration. Saved configurations appear on the start screen for quick access.