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Ryan Hagen on Tracking Mental Health with a Smartphone

Ryan Hagen is a doctoral student in clinical psychology who’s terrified of people getting therapy through Siri. That said, for his PhD project he was inspired to extend the work of Sandy Pentland and ginger.io correlating people’s passive smartphone behavior data with anxiety and depression. In the video below, Ryan explains his current three-month study, which you can check out or join here. (Filmed by the Boston QS Show&Tell meetup group.)

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Student Study on Travel Behavior

This is a guest post from Jerry Jariyasunant:

Hi! I’m a graduate student at UC Berkeley in Systems Engineering and I’m part of a team interested in learning about travel behavior. We’re interested in how people get around and seeing how aware people are about their travel habits compared with their peers, and their impact on the environment.

We’ve designed a system that tracks your transportation habits with your smartphone and gives you feedback about how you travel on a website.

Study details:
If you are interested in participating in our study, are at least 18 years of age, and have a Android phone we would love for you to sign up for our 2 week study!  Email me at berkeley.modechoice@gmail.com and I will send you an invite to the app, and a link to a webpage where you can see your personal transportation stats.  You will be asked to take a quick 5-10 minute before the study starts, and another quick 5-10 minute survey after the 2 week study ends.

Compensation:
If you participate in the study, keep the Android app running for the entire 2 week period, and complete the two surveys, you will be entered into a raffle to donate $2,500 to the charity of your choice!

Once again, please email me at berkeley.modechoice@gmail.com if you would like to participate in the study.  Thank you!

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