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Mining Product: EVADE Software

Original creation date: August 2014

EVADE (Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposure) Software CD label.

BETA Release: This software has not fully completed NIOSH's rigorous testing but is considered to be fully functional. Because of the high level of interest from numerous stakeholders during in-mine testing, this BETA version is being made available now. Send comments to OMSHR@cdc.gov.

The Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposures (EVADE) software program merges video files and logged data files, allowing the user to view them simultaneously to help identify exposure sources. Version 2.0, has been completely rewritten from the ground up.  Based on the success of EVADE 1.0 and feedback from the EVADE user community, the function and capabilities have been expanded to make a more generic and more powerful tool. It still remains the software component for Helmet-CAM. The Helmet-CAM procedure was developed by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and is a technique that uses a video camera worn by the worker to provide a visual record of the worker’s activities concurrently with data collected by a real-time data logging aerosol monitor also worn by the worker.

New features for EVADE 2.0 Beta include:

  • Expansion beyond just dust exposure. EVADE has become more generic to allow plotting of any video stream against any logged data stream.
  • Multiple channels. Multiple video channels and multiple logged data channels can now be created in a single project.
  • File concatenation. Multiple files, video or logged data, can be added to a single channel for seamless playback.
  • Advanced windowing interface. All playback channel, project editor, and bookmark windows are now "drag and drop" capable. This enables them to be stacked or grouped in any configuration and docked or undocked from the main program window. This is especially beneficial for large multi-channel projects and computers with multiple monitors.
  • Redesigned project editor. A new project editor provides a visual reference for all channels. Each imported video or logged data file can be offset in time to get all data streams correctly synchronized. 
  • Share a project. A project can now be packaged and transferred to another computer where it can be opened and viewed, complete with all video and logged data.
  • Basic data analyses. Simple analysis functions such as Max, Min, Mean, Derivative, and others are now available to apply to any logged data channel.
  • User-defined analyses and file importers. There is now a facility for creating custom data import and analyses functions. This is accomplished by creating a custom plugin that is placed in a specific EVADE folder and made immediately available for use without recompiling the program.
  • Improved installation program. A new installer allows EVADE to be installed without the need for Administrative Rights. In addition, on startup, the EVADE software will automatically check to see if there are any updates that can be downloaded (if the PC has an Internet connection).
Available from this page and in the offline installer are:
Installation Notes:
  • Online Installer:
    • Click the download icon and select RUN.
  • Offline installer:
    • Download and extract the ZIP file to a folder on your hard disk.
    • Run the setup.exe application
    • NOTE: The offline installer can be used to distribute the application via CD, flash drive, etc. 

Authors: AB Cecala, GP Cole, WR Reed, J Britton

Software (Windows) - February 2016

  • Offline Installer
  • Online Installer

Version: 2.0 Beta

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


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