Digital Media and Developing Minds Conference

We're delighted to attend the "Digital Media And Developing Minds" conference on the 15th.-18th. October in Long Island, New York, USA. We'll debut our research solutions, with a strong focus on the mobile sensing capabilities of our experience sampling app movisensXS. Our platform offers researchers excellent data collection capabilities to capture on screen behaviour through tracking the use of multiple devices concurrently to get a complete view of participant mobile usage.

We invite delegates to take advantage of our experience and talk with us about our other Behavioural monitoring solutions. Including physiological activity monitoring that provides a complete overview of daily activity over extended durations. Our interactive solutions allow the development of intervention studies, with our activity sensors capable of assessing activity levels, sedentary behaviour time, and even such elements as outdoor exposure and using these parameters to trigger interventions within the app. Combining this with an understanding of the regular mobile phone app use and behaviour promises to offer a detailed insight in this nascent field.
We're looking forward to meeting you all for the first time!

Society for Psychophysiological research 2018

movisens heads abroad to Canada for the 58th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. The meeting takes place in the Quebec convention centre from the 3rd to the 7th of October. We'll display our unique combination of physiological sensors and experience sampling software, with a key focus on the integration of the two platforms. We look forward to seeing some of our existing customers there, and meeting researchers keen to explore this nascent field.

Amongst a whole array of interesting talks, we're particularly looking forward to the Heart Rate Variability symposium from Julian Thayer on Saturday the 7th. We'd like to extend a warm welcome to all the delegates, and invite them to drop by our table and have a chat about what psychophysiological solutions we can provide for their research.

The 4th Sensor Generation


New Design - New Features - New Applications

Finally we're able to unveil the new sensor generation. We're starting the launch of series 4 with the Move 4 and the EcgMove 4. With the 4th generation, movisens took into account the numerous requirements of researchers, implementing their wishes and also further increasing the quality of the sensors.


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New sensors available soon!

On the 12th of July the newest generation of our sensors shall emerge from the lab. So, save that date in your calendar and be one of the first who benefits from the newest developments and upgrades to our sensor range!

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Symposium of the Professions of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

From the 10th to the 12th of May 2018, movisens heads to the Symposium of the professions of "Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy" to take part as an exhibitor. The University Koblenz-Laundau brings together the conference at the Landau campus, presented with the title "Psychotherapy - Multifaceted and Neverending".*

Participants can look forward to exciting keynotes from prominent speakers, including by Prof. Dr. Jutta Joormann from Yale University. In the intervals between interesting discussions, lectures, and presentations, we'd be delighted if you drop by our stand to have a chat with us about your research, and discover how movisens technology might provide an ideal solution for your work.
* - "Psychotherapie - Vielschichtig und Lebensspanne(nd)"

ECSS Dublin 2018

The 23rd "European College of Sport Science" conference takes place in Dublin on the 4th til the 7th of July. Once again, movisens stands ready (at booth 15) to answer all your questions about our physiological sensors and other research solutions.

CoCa – Comorbid Conditions of Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorders.

An m-health innovation enabled by movisens

The CoCa-Project involves the implementation and piloting of an "m-Health" (mobile-health) platform for participants with ADHD. It aims to observe and promote the chronobiological rhythm and physical activity levels in people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and it's comorbid disease factors.

A European collaboration of researchers have set out to understand the associated diseases prevalent with ADHD. They're studying the features and physical functions in adolescents and young adults with ADHD to better understand it's associated diseases. They'll seek new ways to treat ADHD and help prevent these concomitant diseases.

In conjunction with movisens GmbH, KIT's Institute for Sport and Sports Science developed an m-Health system as part of the CoCA project. The system generates individualized feedback, sending daily reminders to the participants related to their treatment. The system also monitors and increases participant's adherence to their current treatment plan, motivating them to perform the intervention's exercises and the light therapy.

Incorporating Physiological Data

The m-Health system includes classic e-diary components, monitors the therapy delivery, and presents video clips as exercise modules. The study also tracks the physiological data, recorded via the wrist worn Light and activity sensor - LightMove 3. This sensor provides valuable objective data for analysis and assists in the interventions.

An m-health intervention

Incorporating the sensor allows for an innovative m-health intervention. Whilst the sensor records the data for future analysis, it simultaneously calculates and transmits physiological data via Bluetooth smart to the participants smartphone. From there, it's uploaded to a server and processed in real time. Through this innovation, the m-health system generates motivational feedback on the activities performed and transmits them to the participant's smartphone. An innovative ecological momentary assessment study, AND intervention.

The CoCA-Project provided movisens a unique opportunity to demonstrate the complex capabilities of our experience sampling platform. Enlisting movisens' experience with EMA study design, combined with their expertise in physiological sensors enabled the research team to focus on finding the answers that they seek.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 667302.

Austrian Society for Psychology conference

The 13th conference of the Austrian Society for Psychology (Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Psychologie) (ÖGP) takes place from the 12th til the 14th of April 2018 in the Johannes Kepler Universität in Linz.

The conference focuses on the opportunity of linking newer technologies with classical reactive procedures in order to show new potentials for psychological research. We're looking forward to the interesting presentations, and hope that attendees take a moment to stop by our stand to inform themselves of our innovative methods and research solutions.

Sedentary Mood – Study II

Study Diary "Sedentary Mood-Study"

Sedentary Behavior Study

The following article continues our series on "Sedentary Mood-Studies". Throughout the series we'll take you through a course of sedentary behavior studies, describing the process from planning to results. We'll start with the process of capturing the necessary data to examine the link between sedentary behavior and mood. To do this, we'll detail a particular sedentary behavior study to illustrate the idea.

Part 2: Recording mood and sedentary behavior data

When studying sedentary behavior, it's important to select a time frame that provides enough data to analyse. In this case, the researcher chose a five day period in an ambulatory setting to capture data in everyday life. Over this five day period participants received mood assessments several times per day, and had their activity recorded during waking hours.

To capture the participants mood, it's necessary to use an experience sampling method. For this study, the android based experience sampling app movisensXS displayed the short version of the "Multidimensional Mood Questionnaire (MDMQ)" at random intervals. The MDMQ measures the mood in three dimensions - Valence, Energetic Arousal, and Calmness - and was specifically conceptualized for ambulatory studies (see Wilhelm and Schoebi, 2007, p. 259ff.)

Whilst there's no technical device that captures sedentary behavior (see Kang and Rowe, 2015, p.113), the activity sensor serves as the de facto research instrument of choice. Given the abundance of fitness trackers on the market, it's often tempting to purchase inexpensive devices in order to obtain more data points. However, for research grade data it's important to use research grade devices. Whilst that may mean fewer devices and fewer participants, the quality of the data more than compensates.

The Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN, 2017) defines Sedentary Behavior as: "Sedentary behavior is any waking behavior characterized by an energy expenditure ≤1.5 metabolic equivalents (METs), while in a sitting, reclining or lying posture". So in order to obtain an optimal recording, we need to evaluate both body position and energy expenditure.

In the next part of this series, we'll describe how the guidelines for sedentary behavior were met within this study