GWPs Conference 2022

The 25th Symposium of the Society for Applied Business Psychology (GWPs) will take place on 05. - 07.05.2022 in Cologne. Under the motto "ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY 4.0 - SHAPING THE FUTURE", there will be many interesting papers on ambulatory assessment.

movisens will give two presentations in the symposium "Medien & Technik V: Forschungssymposium: Mensch-Technik-Interaktion II - Mobile Sensing, Ambulatory Assessment und Just-in-Time-Adaptive-Intervention".

Saturday 07.05.22 (10:30-12:00):
  • Affective Computing in Ambulantory Applications
  • Just in Time Adaptive Interventions

We are looking forward to numerous interested parties!

Webinar: Handling movisens data with ease – Quality data leads to quality outcomes

Data, data and again data!
With increased size comes increased complexity, and sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin when dealing with large datasets.
Join us in our latest webinar where we’ll provide tips and advice on how best to store, structure and work with our movisens data sets. Whether you’re a newcomer to behavioral research or a seasoned movisens user, this webinar demonstrates how to handle a big amount of data sets with ease.
We’ll discuss the composition of movisens data sets, and cover topics ranging from the correct storage of measurements, raw data checks and the analysis of the raw data using the movisens DataAnalyzer - both in single and batch mode. We'll also discuss using the movisens results files in other software applications of your choice.

MEMOCAST Study

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With Prof. Dr. Geber as Supervisor and Sponsor and the support of Dr. Ludyga and Vera Nina Looser the MEMOCAST study at the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health at the University of Basel seeks to investigate the potential of physical activity and exercise in protecting memory-related brain structures and functions of the chronically stressed brain. The overall goal of the study is the examination of the influence of chronic stress on different aspects of memory as well as the potential moderating roles of physical fitness and activity on this association. Additionally, the activity of the central and autonomous nervous system are investigated as potential mechanisms underlying changes in memory.
The MEMOCAST study comprises data of a one-year longitudinal non-interventional study investigating the complex interplay between chronic stress, neurocognitive correlates of memory and physical activity in young healthy adults. The study protocol combines laboratory stationed assessment of event-related potentials recorded via electroencephalography and the assessment of pupil dilation via eye tracking complemented by online questionnaires as well as forty-eight-hour heart rate monitoring (electrocardiography) and a seven-day accelerometry assessment using EcgMove 4. The results will contribute to further insights on the potential of physical activity and exercise in protecting memory-related brain structures and functions of the chronically
stressed brain. Stay up to date about the upcoming results: University of Basel

How does our heart behave under water?

Cuore e Subacquea

We're excited to support Giuseppe Di Tursi from Politecnico di Milano in his explorative research study "CUORE E SUBACQUEA" on cardiac physiology during immersion with our ECG sensors. This is the first study of its kind focused on assessing the feasibility to monitor the Electrocardiogram and Seismocardiogram (i.e. the measurement of chest’s vibrations induced by cardiac mechanical activity) during a diving session.
The main goal and the innovation of this investigation stands in evaluating and quantifying the spontaneous adaptation of myocardial mechanics to the underwater environment.

We're very excited about the upcoming results of this study and look forward to the further cooperation with Politecnico di Milano.

INTEGRATION Project

Supportive measures such as nutrition or physical activity during cancer treatment are becoming more and more important. Therefore, we're very happy to be part of the INTEGRATION Project which evaluates a treatment approach for ambulatory cancer therapy. The project is managed by the Uniklinik Köln and being carried out at eleven major German hospitals.
The results will contribute to further elucidation of the synergistic effects of physical activity and nutritional therapy as supportive measures during cancer treatment.

Introducing our new Sleep Report!

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DataAnalyzer

Once again we expand the capabilities of the DataAnalyzer, incorporating a new Sleep Report. The Sleep Report provides a quick visual overview of the sleep activity of your participants.
It's the perfect tool to quickly assess their sleep behaviour, and also a fantastic reward for your participants to help encourage their study compliance.

Learn more

Winner Student Project of the Year 2021

The winner of the student project of the year competition 2021 from movisens has been determined!

During the last year movisens supervised more than 15 exciting student projects and received their application for the competition. Since all projects were groundbreaking and innovative, it was not easy for us to choose the winner. Nevertheless, there can only be one winner, so …
… Congratulations Wiebke Blum & Paulina Blum from Aalborg University for winning the Student Project of the Year Award 2021!

Here is a quick description of the student project they dealt with during the last year:

How does it feel to walk in Berlin?
Designing an Urban Sensing Lab to explore walking emotions through EDA sensing
Developments in technologies such as biosensors, GPS and ICT make real-time assessments in a participatory urban process increasingly efficient and accessible. With global, but also local ambitions to design sustainable, liveable, and barrier-free urban spaces, people and their desires are increasingly moving into the focus of science and practice. Urban walking and pedestrianfriendly cities have grown immensely in importance in recent years, reflecting not only necessary adaptations to climate change and the SDGs, but also the desires of modern citizens. For participatory and people-focused urban planning processes, the concept of Emotional City Mapping can help by providing an innovative approach to integrate people’s emotions. With both subjectively and objectively measurable, physiological data, more holistic analyses and images of an environment can be generated, leading to better informed decisions. The aim of this thesis is therefore to explore whether and how it is possible to collect such objective, emotional data and, furthermore, how it can be combined with other data sets and ultimately visualised in emotional maps. In an Urban Sensing Lab environment, geo-referenced emotional data is collected from participants via EDA sensors as they walk through a Berlin neighbourhood. Both individual points and clusters of stress can be detected, which can provide further information about the emotional experience. Finally, the designed emotional maps can be used for participatory planning and decision-making processes and support local transformation projects towards a more sustainable, inclusive, and pedestrian-friendly city of Berlin. read the whole paper...
movisens once again congratulates Wiebke & Paulina on this important research work and wishes all the best for your future projects!

DGSM: German Sleep Society

movisens will be at this year's annual conference of the German Sleep Society (DGSM) from October 28-30th and host a symposium for "Sensors and electronic questionnaires in sleep medicine - technical possibilities and applications of Ambulatory Assessment".
Register in time!

Sleep Monitoring in an Ambulatory Setting

How to monitor Sleep in an Ambulatory Setting?
We sleep for one-third of our lives, a process that allows the body a natural time for maintenance and repair. Overall performance and well-being depends on the foundation that quality sleep provides.
Due to the negative effects of urbanisation and industrialisation, obtaining both quality and quantity sleep becomes ever more difficult. The prevalence of poor sleep quality brings about rising occurrences of sleep disorders, psychological disorders and (secondary) disease. Thus, the urgent need for adequate tools to help researchers gain deeper insights into sleeping behaviour is higher than ever.
With this Webinar movisens introduces tools and techniques to monitor sleep in an ambulatory setting. We'll discuss different categories of Sleep Monitoring including the Sleep Detection, the Intention to Sleep, and the Sleep Quality, and showcase the Sleep Report and analysis capabilities of our DataAnalyzer software. In addition to that we will introduce the newly released Sleep report and explain its pratical use in further detail.
We're also honoured to host Johanna Ell from the University of Freiburg. She'll discuss her experiences with sleep monitoring for shift workers, and also answer viewer questions at the conclusion of the webinar.