Journal article

Capturing Situational Information with Smartphones and Mobile Sensing Methods

Gabriella M Harari, Samuel D Gosling, Rui Wang, Andrew T Campbell

European Journal of Personality | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

Smartphones are pervasive companions to many people as they go about their daily lives. In addition, they are equipped with a wide array of sensors making it possible to measure objective information about people and situations, many times, with great fidelity, over long periods of time, in a way that is both unobtrusive and ecologically valid. Therefore, we argue that smartphones and other forms of mobile sensing are ideally suited to measuring situations. In particular, we describe how sensing methods can be used to assess situational cues, characteristics and classes.