EARS Mobile Sensing 4+

Behavioral research system

University of Oregon Digital Press

    • 2.8 • 11 Ratings
    • Free

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Passive mobile sensing and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) research system.

The Effortless Assessment Research System (EARS) is a behavioral research tool developed by Ksana Health. EARS is intended to be used by individuals who have consented to participate in one of EARS' ongoing research studies.

Mobile devices have 
a lot to say about behavioral health. Giving behavioral health researchers access to your digital information helps them study patterns in behavior. Information gathered can be used to better support mental and behavioral health and can help solve mental health challenges.

Ksana Health builds digital research tools with a focus to improve mental health, especially amongst underserved group and young people.

Ksana keeps your digital data safe and does not sell it to anyone or use it to target you with advertising.

Our Ethics Committee ensures that:
- You agree with how your data is used
- Ksana keeps your data safe
- Benefits of the research outweigh any risk
- Easily opt out at any time.

Research data collected with EARS:
- Accelerometer
- GPS, for general mobility, habits, and patterns
- Keyboard usage, for sentiment & app usage habits
- Music and media listening, including musical and affective qualities of songs
- Screen-time and app usage
- Battery state and charging time
- Call Status
- Sleep data through HealthKit

EARS was selected as part of The Opportunity Project, an initiative focused on using open data to improve the lives of American citizens.

What’s New

Version 2.0.11

- Added support for new iPhone models.
- Resolved an intermittent crash caused when a study configuration is updated remotely.
- Resolved issue where skip button was displaying on survey questions that it shouldn't have.
- Resolved intermittent issue where survey notifications could be double scheduled for the same times.
- Study specific changes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

eQuestrian librarian ,

Serious battery drain

Because it is constantly running in the background, this app drained my battery in no time flat, especially once it reached 40-50%. I was having to fully charge it once a day, which is unheard of for me. Seriously inconvenient!

App Privacy

The developer, University of Oregon Digital Press, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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