Digital sensors in social research

This project is investigating the availability of sensors for social research, their usability and usefulness for a variety of research settings. It develops resources for training courses in the methodological, technical and ethical aspects, and shares experiences from the HomeSense field trial in volunteer households.  See recent posts.

Our investigations touch upon a range of interests across the social sciences, humanities and ICT disciplines, among individuals using sensors and DIY applications, businesses concerned with IoT developments, and policy makers concerned with ethical and legal issues.

Areas of interest

Social researchers

Opportunities and considerations in using digital sensors in social research ...
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Software and device engineering

Sensors for activity recognition, analysing energy use and related topics ...
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Policy and regulation

Using digital sensors to study social, occupational and private lives ...
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Individuals and businesses

Developing Sensor-based services or doing it yourself for improved wellbeing ...
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