Setting up the widgets
AIRS offers several widgets for your launcher screen (shown below): the Event Selector, the Mood Selector and the Blood Pressure. The widgets are added to the home screen by using standard Android function (usually accessed through long press on screen).
The widgets can ONLY be used while AIRS is running as that’s the only way to record your input!
The widgets can only be used if the appropriate sensor type is selected in the current recording settings of AIRS. If you are not sure, check under the Config tab in AIRS->Select Sensors. The Event Selector is recorded through the EB input, the Mood Selector through MO and the Blood Pressure through BP. These types are already included in the default template we provide.
Using the AIRS Widgets
- Event Selector: If you have selected recording of the EB sensor, a selector window will open that lets you select your current event annotation from your previously stored annotations or add a new annotation through the edit box at the bottom of the selector. In the AIRS Settings, you can define the maximum number of event descriptions that will be shown in the list. If you want to associate a mood with your annotation, you can press the mood icon to the right of the input field. Once you select the mood, you need to press the Enter key (rightmost key down). That will bring you back to the input field. After you input the annotation, don’t forget to press the Enter key (rightmost-down). Long-pressing an event description allows for removing the selected description from the list. Your input is sent to AIRS to be recorded with a timestamp. AIRS confirms the recording of the button press by a haptic feedback (three pulses).
- Mood: If you have selected recording of the MO sensor, a selector window will open that lets you select a pre-defined mood (ranging from happy over angry to sad) or add your own mood description through the edit box at the bottom of the selector, together with your own emoticon that goes best with your own mood description. The selection is sent to AIRS to be recorded with a timestamp. AIRS confirms the recording of the button press by a haptic feedback (three pulses). Note that pressing when the local sensing is not running has no effect.
- Blood pressure: you can record your blood pressure through self-annotation. You need to subscribe to the BP sensor. When pressing the widget, a window will appear with two input fields, one for the systolic and another for diastolic value in mmHG.
Starting with Android 4.2, AIRS also supports the first three widgets to be placed on the lockscreen