The data is divided in different groups (categories), that are represented as folders in the picture. Each group contains a specific data type associated with it and a set of attributes.
Waveform (5) and numeric data sets include one data set per modality or, in case of composite recordings such as EEG, one group of datasets (individual channels) per modality.
Each data set in turns include a series of uninterrupted (continuous) data streams characterized by its position in the data set, its actual start time, and its sampling frequency detailed in the dataset ‘Index Table’ attributes (3). In addition each of those datasets also has an attribute for data quality tracking. The annotation group (2) will contain data related to interventions on the patients, where each entry will have its own time stamp, and a quality flag where relevant.
In addition, the file structure also contains: Summaries (4) for calculated data at low sampling frequencies.
Finally, a set of attributes was chosen for the root group containing the most important metadata describing the datasets (1). View image