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Today's mobile phones represent a rich and powerful computing platform, given their sensing, processing and communication capabilities. Phones are also part of the everyday life of billions of people, and therefore represent an exceptionally suitable tool for conducting social and psychological experiments in an unobtrusive way. de the ability of sensing(More)
The interactions and social relations among users in workplaces have been studied by many generations of social psychologists. There is evidence that groups of users that interact more in workplaces are more productive. However, it is still hard for social scientists to capture fine-grained data about phenomena of this kind and to find the right means to(More)
—Mobile phones play a pivotal role in supporting ubiquitous and unobtrusive sensing of human activities. However , maintaining a highly accurate record of a user's behavior throughout the day imposes significant energy demands on the phone's battery. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and evaluation of METIS: an adaptive mobile sensing(More)
The increasing popularity of location based social services such as Facebook Places, Foursquare and Google Latitude, solicits a new trend in fusing social networking with real world sensing. The availability of a wide range of sensing technologies in our everyday environment presents an opportunity to further enrich social networking systems with(More)
The proliferation of smartphones opens a new horizon for behaviour change interventions. Equipped with cutting-edge sensing technology and high-end processors, smartphones can both unobtrusively sense human behaviour and be an ideal platform for delivering feedback and behavioural therapy. In this article, we describe how modern-day smartphones are paving(More)
The Experience Sampling Method (ESM) has been widely used to collect longitudinal survey data from participants; in this domain, smartphone sensors are now used to augment the context-awareness of sampling strategies. In this paper, we study the effect of ESM design choices on the inferences that can be made from participants' sensor data, and on the(More)
The rapidly growing adoption of sensor-enabled smartphones has greatly fueled the proliferation of applications that use phone sensors to monitor user behavior. A central sensor among these is the microphone which enables, for instance, the detection of valence in speech, or the identification of speakers. Deploying multiple of these applications on a(More)
The ubiquity of sensor-rich and computationally powerful smartphones makes them an ideal platform for conducting social and behavioural research. However, building sensor data collection tools remains arduous and challenging: it requires an understanding of the varying sensor programming interfaces as well as the research issues related to building(More)