Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Kostakos, Vasileios
Organisation OY
Project title
iSCIENCE: Smartphones for science
Decision No. 285459
Decision date 11.06.2015
Funding period 01.09.2015 - 31.08.2018
Funding 597 982
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Project description
This project had developed software to turn smartphones into valuable scientific instruments for studying human behaviour. An increasing number of recent publications across various disciplines rely on the use of smartphones for data collection. A variety of sensors are available on modern smartphones to improve users’ experience and application functionality, but scientists can also use these sensors to access multidimensional behavioural data, making smartphones valuable scientific instruments. However, a major obstacle to collecting scientific data from smartphones is the lack of reusable instrumentation tools: today, researchers start from scratch when building an application to collect data from smartphones. iSCIENCE has addressed this scientific need. We have developed software that makes it easy for scientists to conduct experiments with smartphones for measuring human behaviour.