Visualising smartphone sensor data for psychology

This project will involve creating graphical and other visualisations of smartphone sensor data collected from the AWARE app ( Examples of such data include accelerometer, geolocation, application usage, screen usage and keyboard interaction. This data is stored in a MySQL database and you will use a suitable tool such as a JavaScript graphing library to create the displays.

We are connecting AWARE up to a digital mental health web platform called MOST (Moderated Online Social Therapy,, a system developed by a few members within CIS in collaboration with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health ( Data collected from user smartphones with AWARE will be accessible via a moderator dashboard in MOST that contains various visualisations, allowing clinical psychologists to see smartphone usage patterns in their patients. This information could help to inform a psychologist about the condition of their patients.

As part of this project, you will work with a team of both computer scientists and psychologists to determine how the raw data from relevant smartphone sensors can best be visually represented for the intended purpose.

Please get in touch if you are interested.