The research team trialled digital sensors (fixed and mobile) in a small number of UK households, correlating the measures they gave of location, movement, light and noise levels, particulates, temperature, humidity and device use.
We managed the intensive measurements sensors can afford while examining specifically how this method – when applied in an intimate setting – affects respondents’ burden, their consent and privacy. In converting sensor-generated data into meaningful descriptions of socially relevant activities, we also considered other types of data: questionnaires and interviews, ethnographic notes and a 4-day diary of time-use we asked our participants to keep.
HomeSense field trial
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