Tutorials VU-DAMS

Our manual highlights all applications of the VU-DAMS program, and gives comprehensive instructions on how to navigate through all tabs in order to process your data. This should provide you with all necessary information to retrieve clear, meaningful results from your data. However, if you need more information, we have a few videos that discuss how to label your data or how to process the ECG-signals.


In this video, we explain how to divide raw data collected with the VU-AMS device into logical time frames for further analysis. We call this labelling. The aim of labelling is to get an average value for each available parameter, such as average Heart Rate (HR) or Heart Rate Variability (HRV), for each experimental condition or daily activity. We discuss how to create a label configuration file, label your data, create time based labels and how to use event markers.

Because the labelling process is different in data collected in an experiment in comparison with data collected using ambulatory measurements, two separate tutorial videos are made. The first video elaborates on labelling data that has been recorded in a controlled lab experiment, whereas the second video concerns data recorded in a naturalistic setting where self-report diaries were used.


This video explains the tab for visual inspection of the Electrocardiography (ECG) signal. In the VU-DAMS program, artefacts in the ECG signals are removed automatically, whereas smaller deviations in the data are flagged to be inspected visually. How to navigate through deviating heartbeats is explained in this video, as well as how to delete deviating heartbeats that you deem to be an artefact.