Who are the Users?

So far we have tens of smartphone users involved in the mQoL; yet our goal is to have as many as possible participants involved from Geneva (Switzerland) and the surrounding French territory. Recently, we have also started to operate in Copenhagen (Denmark) and at Stanford (USA).

In mQoL, real users like you use their smartphones in real life environments. These smartphones operate Android OS and are either provided as new by our QoL lab or owned by the participants. Our research outcomes depend on the participation of people like you – willing to use their smartphones as they normally would and providing us with research data from whenever they are.

Once you participate in mQoL, you will be asked to help us from time to time (usually twice a year) and to test some of the research applications and services that our lab develops and you will be asked to provide a critical feedback on those apps. We will carefully listen to your opinions, experiences and expectations to derive future research directions. You can also propose to us a project that is relevant for you. We will listen.

Unfortunately, we cannot (yet) pay your Internet/data access on your smartphone. We do not cover any calls, text/SMS, data access or international roaming charges. We require that you have own Internet/Data access on your mobile (with any operator) for our studies. Getting free phones for mQoL participants is made possible by generous support from University of Geneva (Switzerland). Meanwhile, we are also looking for sponsors for Internet/data access for mQoL participants.