Bespoke apps for brilliant real-time research
We specialise in creating real-time data-collection apps for academic and commercial research using the experience sampling method (ESM) and ecological momentary assessment (EMA)
Mappiness measures how people's emotions are affected by their environment — air pollution, noise, weather, green spaces, blue spaces and so on. You also learn about how your happiness is affect by the time of day, by who you are with and what you are doing.
Qwantify is a research project that investigates the relationship between desire and happiness. You can learn how desires affect your mood, stress, and well-being. Understanding the pull of wants might help make life a bit better.
WeSense helps create cities that are more attractive, healthier, equitable and safer. Piloting in Amsterdam, the goal is to learn more about your perception of urban environments and what effects these surroundings have on you. On wesense.info, the latest data will be publicly displayed.
moo-Q investigates the relationship between mood and brainpower. The app records your positive and negative affect, your memory ability and processing speed. You can learn more about when your brain works most effectively and train your brain’s working memory capacity and processing speed.
EmoTrak is an app developed in partnership with Eve Ekman from UCSF that asks daily questions about your experience of emotion. This form of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) has been found to be successful at promoting awareness and behavior change. It helps develop mindfulness of emotions and self reflection so users can more skillfully navigate their individual and interpersonal interactions.
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The experience sampling method (ESM) is the new gold standard in data collection
Using ESM, study participants are asked brief questions about the here-and-now, on regular but randomly sampled occasions. Responses are aggregated over time to provide a wealth of data. ESM was first applied in the 1970’s using beepers and paper diaries. PSYT has reimagined ESM for the smartphone era, making it simple to collect rich, accurate data from very large samples.
Uncover rich within-person variation that is undetectable by traditional methods
Gain ecological validity by surveying people as they go about their normal routines
Ask more questions and control for a greater range of confounding variables while avoiding study fatigue
Avoid cognitive biases and heuristics that plague retrospective self-report surveys
“The gold standard for measuring psychological wellbeing is the Experience Sampling Method”
OECD (2013). OECD guidelines on measuring subjective well- being.
“An exclusive focus on retrospective evaluations
Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman & Jason Riis
Kahneman, D. & Riis, J. (2005). Living, and thinking about it: two perspectives on life. In F. A. Hupper, N. Baylis, & B. Keverne (Eds.), The Science of Well-being (pp. 285-304).
Oxford University Press.
Oxford University Press.
Our platform allows you to capture data from multiple sources, deliver interventions and view data in real time
Gather data from multiple sources
We create native iPhone and Android apps that can capture:
- Self report data
- Cognitive assesment
- Heart rate
- Accelerometer data
If you have an idea for a digital intervention we can help you design it, develop it and assess its efficacy. We can integrate audio, video and gamification techniques to maximise user engagement.
Visualise data in
We can provide you with custom dashboards for real-time visualisation and tracking of variables.
Receive expert consultancy from the researchers behind the world’s largest ESM study