What it is and how it works!

By Kayleigh Hoyt and Esther Bwenyi

What is data logging?

Data logging is where a system of computers automatically record data from sensors over a long period of time. There is no human intervention!


Data logging is used for a variety of things including

Advantages of data logging

Data logging has many advantages in it's collection of data. For one, the system is able to sample multiple  variables and very large numbers simultaneously. Since a machine is the one recording all the information, the integrity of the data is also greater. More precise intervals can be sampled without any error coming from humans being tired or their delayed response times. Data logging also allows for us to record information in harsh environments. With no human intervention required, places of extreme temperature, intense weather conditions, or places with harmful chemicals/gasses in the air can be tested without a risk towards humans.

But how does it work?

Data logging brings a lot of benefits into our lives. It allows us to record information faster and more accurately than humans can. The computer we store the collected data on can easily produce line/pie/bar graphs that can allow us to view and analyze data in a way that we couldn't before. The digital information can also be exported, shared or analyzed by the computer.

Real Life Examples

Heart rate monitoring and wireless data logging

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Yarlagadda,, Archana. "Designing a Wireless Heart Rate Monitor with Remote Date Logging Page 1 of 5 Published in Wireless Design & Development ( Http://www.wirelessdesignmag.com/ ) January 2009 Designing a Wireless Heart Rate M Onitor with Remo Te Data Logging." Wireless Design & Development. N.p., 2009. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.