Experience Sampling Solution

movisensXS is a complete solution for Android based experience sampling (ESM), aka Ecologically Momentary Assessment (EMA).

The solution consists of a web platform and an App for Android smartphones or tablets. The Android App allows the mobile acquisition of questionnaires, triggered by various sampling schemes.

With the web platform you can manage complete studies, create questionnaires and sampling schemes with a graphical editor, monitor results and compliance in real time.

Own server infrastructure or programming skills are not required. Start testing movisensXS for free https://xs.movisens.com!

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  • Complete and ready to use solution consisting of smartphone App and web platform
  • Simple creation of questionnaires and sampling schemes with a graphical editor. No Programming skill needed!
  • Use modern and inexpensive Android smartphones
  • Coupling between movisens sensors and movisensXS (interactive ambulatory assessment)
  • Use context information like GPS position etc.
  • Real time data synchronization between smartphones and server improves compliance and enables live feedback to participants
  • Sustainable technologies


  • Experience Sampling
  • Ambulatory Assessment
  • Electronic questionnaires
  • Electronic diaries
  • Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePro)

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Solution for Interactive Ambulatory Assessment


You will find more information directly on the movisensXS web platform site:

Technical data

Sampling schemes

Fixed, Random Time, Subject triggered, Context triggered

Item formats

Text, Numeric, Date, Time, Choose One, elect Multiple, Visual Analog Scale

Flow control


Result formats

CSV and Excel (item data)

Unisens (context data)

Automatic real time synchronization

Over WiFi or UMTS


Lock out mode




Acoustic, vibration


  • Cognitive and affective trait and state factors influencing the long-term symptom course in remitted depressed patients.
    Christina Timm & Bettina Ubl & Vera Zamoscik et al. (2017) in: PLOS ONE (12). Read more...
  • Lab meets real life: A laboratory assessment of spontaneous thought and its ecological validity.
    Christine Kuehner & Annett Welz & Iris Reinhard et al. (2017) in: PLOS ONE (12). Read more...
  • Supportive Mental Health Self-Monitoring among Smartphone Users with Psychological Distress: Protocol for a Fully Mobile Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Till Beiwinkel & Stefan Hey & Olaf Bock et al. (2017) in: Frontiers in Public Health (5). Read more...
  • Physical Activity and Depressive Mood in the Daily Life of Older Adults.
    Andrea E. Gruenenfelder-Steiger & Marko Katana & Annika A. Martin et al. (2017) in: GeroPsych (30). Read more...
  • Investigating the Dynamics of Suicidal Ideation.
    Nina Hallensleben & Lena Spangenberg & Thomas Forkmann et al. (2017) in: Crisis. Read more...
  • The assessment of emotional clarity via response times to emotion items: shedding light on the response process and its relation to emotion regulation strategies.
    Charlotte Arndt & Tanja Lischetzke & Claudia Crayen et al. (2017) in: Cognition and Emotion (Epub ahead of print). Read more...
  • Using a Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment Protocol With Community Dwelling Older African Americans.
    Heather Fritz & Wassim Tarraf & Dan J. Saleh et al. (2017) in: The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Read more...
  • Sport activities in daily routine.
    Stephanie Jeckel & Gorden Sudeck (2017) in: German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. Read more...
  • Examination of Real-Time Fluctuations in Suicidal Ideation and Its Risk Factors: Results From Two Ecological Momentary Assessment Studies..
    Evan M. Kleiman & Brianna J. Turner & Szymon Fedor et al. (2017) in: Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Read more...
  • Trauma-related memories in PTSD after interpersonal violence: an ambulatory assessment study.
    Nikolaus Kleindienst & Kathlen Priebe & Mirja Petriand Amélie Hecht ad Philip Santangelo et al. (2017) in: European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Read more...
  • Smartphone-Enhanced Low-Threshold Intervention for adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa (SELTIAN) waiting for outpatient psychotherapy: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial.
    David R Kolar & Florian Hammerle & Ekkehart Jenetzky et al. (2017) in: BMJ Open (7). Read more...
  • Colourful = healthy? Exploring meal colour variety and its relation to food consumption.
    Laura M. König & Britta Renner (2017) in: Food Quality and Preference. Read more...
  • Music Listening and Stress in Daily Life---a Matter of Timing.
    Alexandra Linnemann & Mario Wenzel & Jennifer Grammes et al. (2017) in: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Read more...
  • Features for Mobile Feedback Tools: Applying the KANO Method.
    Melanie Stade & Norbert Seyff (2017) in: Mensch und Computer 2017 - Tagungsband.
  • Self-control strength and physical exercise: An ecological momentary assessment study.
    Anna Schönndube & Alex Bertrams & Gorden Sudeck et al. (2017) in: Psychology of Sport and Exercise (29).
  • Situational and person-related factors influencing momentary and retrospective soundscape evaluations in day-to-day life.
    Jochen Steffens & Daniel Steele & Catherine Guastavino (2017) in: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (141). Read more...
  • Happy Thoughts: Mind Wandering Affects Mood in Daily Life.
    Annett Welz & Iris Reinhard & Georg W. Alpers et al. (2017) in: Mindfulness. Read more...
  • Untangling the complex relationships between symptoms of schizophrenia and emotion dynamics in daily life: Findings from an experience sampling pilot study.
    Stefan Westermann & Sarah Grezellschak & Zita Oravecz et al. (2017) in: Psychiatry Research (257). Read more...
  • Within-subject associations between mood dimensions and non-exercise activity: an ambulatory assessment approach using repeated real-time and objective data.
    Markus Reichert & Heike Tost & Iris Reinhard et al. (2016) in: Frontiers in Psychology (7). Read more...
  • The Bidirectional Effect between Momentary Affective States and Exercise Duration on a Day Level.
    Anna Schöndube & Martina Kanning & Reinhard Fuchs (2016) in: Frontiers in Psychology (7). Read more...
  • The association between ruminative thinking and negative interpretation bias in social anxiety.
    Marcel Badra & Lars Schulze & Eni S. Becker et al. (2016). Read more...
  • Everyday dynamics in generalized social and political trust.
    Anna Baumert & Anna Halmburger & Tobias Rothmund et al. (2016) in: Journal of Research in Personality. Read more...
  • Influència de les emoticones de WhatsApp en la interpretació de missatges neutres.
    Aina Elias Marcet & Antoni Sanz Ruiz (2016).
  • A Systematic Review of Methods and Procedures Used in Ecological Momentary Assessments of Diet and Physical Activity Research in Youth: An Adapted STROBE Checklist for Reporting EMA Studies (CREMAS).
    Yue Liao & Kara Skelton & Genevieve Dunton et al. (2016) in: J Med Internet Res (18). Read more...
  • Physical Activity and Affective Well-Being in Everyday Life Comparing Sport Activities and Daily Physical Activities Regarding Acute and Sustainable Associations.
    Stephanie Jeckel & Gorden Sudeck (2016) in: Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie (24).
  • Inner Experiences: Theory, Measurement, Frequency, Content, and Functions.
    Alain Morin & Jason D. Runyan & Thomas M. Brinthaupt (2016). Read more...
  • Within- and between individual variability of personality characteristics and physical exercise .
    René Mõttus & Sacha Epskamp & Adam Francis (2016) in: Journal of Research in Personality . Read more...
  • The effects of computer-based mindfulness training on Self-control and Mindfulness within Ambulatorily assessed network Systems across Health-related domains in a healthy student population (SMASH): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    Zarah Rowland & Mario Wenzel & Thomas Kubiak (2016) in: Trials (17). Read more...
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment of Affective and Interpersonal Instability in Adolescent Non-Suicidal Self-Injury.
    Philip S. Santangelo & Julian Koenig & Vera Funke et al. (2016) in: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Read more...
  • A naturalistic examination of negative affect and disorder-related rumination in anorexia nervosa.
    Maria Seidel & Juliane Petermann & Stefan Diestel et al. (2016) in: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Read more...
  • Prolonged Non-metabolic Heart Rate Variability Reduction as a Physiological Marker of Psychological Stress in Daily Life.
    Bart Verkuil & Jos F Brosschot & Marieke S Tollenaar et al. (2016) in: Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Read more...
  • Using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to Study Sex Events Among Very High-Risk Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM).
    Tyler B. Wray & Christopher W. Kahler & Peter M. Monti (2016) in: AIDS and Behavior. Read more...
  • User Centric Design for Aging Population: Early Experiences and Lessons.
    Lanyu Xu & Heather Ann Fritz & Weisong Shi (2016). Read more...
  • Ambulatory assessed implicit affect is associated with salivary cortisol.
    Joram Mossink & Bart Verkuil & Andreas Michael Burger et al. (2015) in: Frontiers in Psychology (6). Read more...
  • Virtues in action – the new look of character traits.
    Wiebke Bleidorn & Jaap J. A. Denissen (2015) in: British Journal of Psychology. Read more...
  • Anxiety and Rumination Moderate Menstrual Cycle Effects on Mood in Daily Life.
    Annett Welz & Silke Huffziger & Iris Reinhard et al. (2015) in: Women & Health. Read more...
  • Exploring multi digital device usage: A sociomaterial perspective.
    Koteswara Ivaturi & Cecil Chua (2015).
  • Data-analytic strategies for examining the effectiveness of daily interventions.
    Tanja Lischetzke & Dorota Reis & Charlotte Arndt (2015) in: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Read more...
  • State work engagement and state affect: Similar yet distinct concepts .
    Dorota Reis & Charlotte Arndt & Tanja Lischetzke et al. (2015) in: Journal of Vocational Behavior . Read more...
  • New Insights into Soundscape Evaluations Using the Experience Sampling Method.
    Jochen Steffens & Daniel Steele & Catherine Guastavino (2015) in: Proc. of Euronoise. Read more...
  • Smartphone Based Stress Prediction.
    Thomas Stütz & Thomas Kowar & Michael Kager et al. (2015) in: User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (9146). Read more...
  • Environmental influence in the brain, human welfare and mental health.
    Heike Tost & Frances A. Champagne & Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (2015) in: Nat Neurosci (18). Read more...
  • Reduced Emotional Stress Reactivity to a Real-Life Academic Examination Stressor in Students Participating in a 20-Week Aerobic Exercise Training: A Randomised Controlled Trial using Ambulatory Assessment.
    Birte von Haaren & Sascha Haertel & Juergen Stumpp et al. (2015) in: Psychology of Sport and Exercise . Read more...
  • Does a 20-week aerobic exercise training programme increase our capabilities to buffer real-life stressors? A randomized, controlled trial using ambulatory assessment.
    Birte von Haaren & Joerg Ottenbacher & Julia Muenz et al. (2015) in: European Journal of Applied Physiology. Read more...
  • Fitness, kognitive Leistungsfähigkeit und Wohlbefinden bei jungen Erwachsenen - Interventionsstudien zum Einfluss von Ausdauertraining.
    Katrin Walter (2015).
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder: protocol of a randomized controlled trial.
    Anne K Külz & Sarah Landmann & Barbara Cludius et al. (2014) in: BMC psychiatry (14). Read more...
  • Using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to Assess Situation-Level Predictors of Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences.
    Tyler B Wray & Jennifer E Merrill & Peter M Monti (2014) in: Alcohol Research and eHealth Technology (36).
  • Characteristics of the activity-affect association in inactive people: an ambulatory assessment study in daily life.
    B. von Haaren & S.N. Loeffler & S. Haertel et al. (2013) in: Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology (4).
  • Acute and medium term effects of a 10-week running intervention on mood state in apprentices.
    Katrin Walter & Birte von Haaren & Simone Löffler et al. (2013) in: Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology (4). Read more...
  • Bio-Trigger im ambulanten Assessment – Möglichkeiten zur Erfassung nicht-kontinuierlicher dynamischer Prozesse von Stimmung und Befindlichkeit.
    S. Hey (2012).
  • Sensor Chest Strap Wirelessly Coupled with an e-Diary for Ambulatory Assessment of Psycho-Physiological Data.
    Jürgen Stumpp & Panagiota Anastasopoulou & Hatem Sghir et al. (2011) in: Assessing Real-World Impact of Clinical Interventions and Outcomes.

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