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Preparing to Analyze Your Data in Python

If you'd like to follow along with this tutorial but don't have a Python development environment set up, consider using Google Collab, a free service from Google Research.

Installation and Setup

First install the package.

pip install LAMP-core

Then, import the library and connect to the server.

import LAMP
LAMP.connect('', 'my_password', '')


Protocol methods

Methods native to the LAMP API can now be called to pull data from the platform.

For example, we can find all of the participants belonging to a Researcher:


[LAMP.Participant.all_by_study(study['id'])['data'] for study in LAMP.Study.all_by_researcher(TEST_RESEARCHER)['data']]

#{'data': [{'id': 'U34260565',
# 'language': 'en',
# 'theme': '#359FFE',
# 'emergency_contact': None,
# 'helpline': None},
# {'id': 'U33327158',
# 'language': 'en',
# 'theme': '#359FFE',
# 'emergency_contact': None,
# 'helpline': None}]}

The code below will make CSV files of all the 'lamp.gps.contextual' sensor events for all participants under a given researcher id:

import LAMP
import pandas as pd

for participant in LAMP.Participant.all_by_researcher("me")['data']:
data = []
events = LAMP.SensorEvent.all_by_participant(participant['id'], origin='lamp.gps.contextual')['data']
for event in events:
'timestamp': event['timestamp'],
'UTC time': "",
'latitude': event['data']['latitude'],
'longitude': event['data']['longitude'],
'altitude': 1.0,
'accuracy': 1.0
# Don't make CSV files for participants without any `lamp.gps.contextual` events.
if len(data) > 0:
pd.DataFrame.from_dict(data, orient='columns').to_csv(f"{participant['id']}.csv", index=False)

Querying sensor data

Query sensor data with "all_by_participant"

Specify a sensor with "origin". If no origin is passed, it will try to query all sensors

Note that due to device or user specification, some spensors may not have data

# Full sensor specs at

# Please note that no GPS data has been included with these dummy profiles

participant_1 = "U5704591513"
lamp_sensors = ["lamp.accelerometer", "lamp.accelerometer.motion", "",
"lamp.blood_pressure", "lamp.bluetooth", "lamp.calls", "lamp.distance",
"", "lamp.gps", "lamp.gps.contextual", "lamp.gyroscope",
"lamp.heart_rate", "lamp.height", "lamp.magnetometer", "lamp.respiratory_rate"
"lamp.screen_state","lamp.segment", "lamp.sleep", "lamp.steps",
"lamp.weight", "lamp.wifi"]

LAMP.SensorEvent.all_by_participant(participant_1, origin="lamp.bluetooth")['data'][:5]#, origin="lamp.calls")
[{'timestamp': 1578863459719,
'sensor': 'lamp.bluetooth',
'data': {'hashed MAC': '1EKJ5ZTXj_h85oA6mP8kGq84oWSB5uaRJRlaepCb4vhPTPifquqjWJ237bsh7FEtbNrH9f45h2HSMdTffTmb_Q==',
'RSSI': -71}},
{'timestamp': 1578863459533,
'sensor': 'lamp.bluetooth',
'data': {'hashed MAC': '1EKJ5ZTXj_h85oA6mP8kGq84oWSB5uaRJRlaepCb4vhPTPifquqjWJ237bsh7FEtbNrH9f45h2HSMdTffTmb_Q==',
'RSSI': -74}},
{'timestamp': 1578863459196,
'sensor': 'lamp.bluetooth',
'data': {'hashed MAC': '1EKJ5ZTXj_h85oA6mP8kGq84oWSB5uaRJRlaepCb4vhPTPifquqjWJ237bsh7FEtbNrH9f45h2HSMdTffTmb_Q==',
'RSSI': -60}},
{'timestamp': 1578863459167,
'sensor': 'lamp.bluetooth',
'data': {'hashed MAC': 'YyTeKHTPetzGdC0j2EPJ9-VJ9FxafDpHd34MA41BQDKSt1Q4B7vtuFJZpN7_JTOKnDycjRcA3ik8pYwcrfFGlQ==',
'RSSI': -98}},
{'timestamp': 1578863458989,
'sensor': 'lamp.bluetooth',
'data': {'hashed MAC': 'lYcGRvQlyI9Gq8Yqu1wDX8mOQJDBzIMnnGS9UsVxsrsmKWb1nFOY0tLLAE8VTzJ83GeJaBhmnhpL8weRv7A96Q==',
'RSSI': -97}}]

Example: Query accelerometer data

Accelerometer data points are SensorEvents with the origin "lamp.accelerometer".

See LAMP-py documentation at for further API details.

Query responses are limtied to 1000 entries. In the event that there are more than 1000 events for a given sensor, the most recent 1000 events are returned. To access more data—or to query during a specific time range—you must use the "_to" and "from" parameters

# '_from' and 'to' are UNIX timestamps
participant_accel_tr = LAMP.SensorEvent.all_by_participant(participant_1,

Query activity event data

Surveys are ActivityEvents, with each survey type defined as an Activity

'duration' is the survey completion time, in ms

'activity' is the Activity id

'temporal_slices' contains responses for each survey question

# {'timestamp': 1600557560000,
# 'duration': 15000,
# 'activity': '16fnz109gs4sehyfc84n',
# 'static_data': {},
# 'temporal_slices': [{'item': 'How did you feel this week?',
# 'value': 'Okay',
# 'type': 'valid',
# 'duration': 5000,
# 'level': None},
# {'item': 'Have you been admitted to the hospital for psychiatric reasons in the past week?',
# 'value': 'No',
# 'type': 'valid',
# 'duration': 7000,
# 'level': None},
# {'item': 'Use this space to write down your thoughts and feelings about the week. ',
# 'value': 'it was okay',
# 'type': 'valid',
# 'duration': 3000,
# 'level': None}]}

Details of the 'activity can be be viewed the following method