You are invited to take part in a research study aiming to recognize activities, and explore habits and behaviours in daily life from smartphone and wearable data. To join our study, please follow the steps below:

Instructions before we start collecting your data

  • The consent form is necessary to ensure that you are informed, comfortable and feel safe sharing your experiences, and

  • Allows you to have full control over your data

Fitbit Sense is an advanced smartwatch that will allow us to collect the needed data for our research. The data will be automatically collected daily and consist measurements from your daily life such as activities, heart rates, stress and sleep. In addition, at the end of the experiment we will ask you to provide us with the complete archive of your Fitbit account data

  • Once you receive your Fitbit Sense device, download and install the Fitbit app on your Android or iOS and create a Fitbit account

  • How do I get started with Fitbit Sense?

  • You can also find a user-manual provided by Fitbit here

  • How do I export my Fitbit account data?

  • If you face any technical difficulties on setting up Fitbit Sense, creating a Fitbit account, connecting the Fitbit Sense with your smartphone or any other related issue please reach us via our email: rais.experiment@gmail.com

  • Once your Fitbit account is all set, please follow the login link we provided you with in your dedicated participant document.

SEMA3 is an application that will help us collect the needed data using Ecological Momentary Assessment, a method to measure your goals, behaviour, activities, and feelings throughout your daily life. During the day you will be receiving notifications consisting of questions via the app and all you have to do is answer them with a touch of a button.

  • Once you agree to participate, you will receive an email providing you with a unique Participant ID and a link to activate your account and download the application.

  • Click on the Download SEMA link to activate your account. After your account is activated, you can download the app. Note: Download the app from your smartphone from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)

  • Once you download and install the app enter the Participant ID to join our study.

  • You are good to go!

This step is not mandatory however is important for us to collect additional data that will help us to analyze more efficiently your daily behavior

  • Google Maps Timeline (Places, Routes, Activities)

    • Timeline will include where you travelled and the way you travelled from place to place, like walking, biking, driving, or public transportation

    • Το enable your timeline follow the instructions here

    • You can download your Maps and Location History data from here

  • Social Media

    • To download your Facebook data follow the instructions here

    • To download your Twitter data follow the instructions here

    • To download your Instagram data follow the instructions here

Instructions during your participation

  • Carry on with your daily life as you would normally do

  • You are requested to wear your Fitbit Sense and carry your smartphone as much as possible

  • To know you better we would like to respond to our daily questions that you will receive on your smartphone through the AWARE Light app. Furthermore, occasionally you will receive questionnaires on your email that help us understand different aspects of your personality and behavior.

    • Each question is expected to take 2-5 sec and each questionnaire 7-10 min

    • We kindly ask you to be persistent and accurate on your answers

  • For any question or difficulty you may face, feel free to contact us via our email: rais.experiment@gmail.com

Your participation is highly appreciated and we hope you will enjoy your experience with Fitbit


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement Innovative Training Networks (ITN) - RAIS No 813162

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For any question or difficulty you may face, feel free to contact us via email.
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