Why and How to Join?

Help us to design next-generation smartphones: We conduct research leveraging mQoL to understand how shall we improve the way the smartphones operate and what are new innovative applications and services that can improve your Quality of Life. For example, our H2020 WellCo project (2018-2020) and now AGE-INT (2021-2024) incorporates smartphone sensing and wearables to evaluate unobtrusively your behavior (sleep, physical activity, etc.) and provide you with behavior change towards minimizing your disease risks in the future. The Swiss NSF MIQmodel project (and its continuation) tests the user experience in terms of network performance for WiFi or 3G/4G networks. If you join mQoL, you will participate in evaluating new computing approaches and networking technologies, directly contributing to the next generation of smartphone and wearables-enabled services.

Participating in mQoL involves community efforts and it is fun: mQoL is not just about participating in research. We frequently contribute to seminars on QoL (see talks) where you can meet other mQoL participants and learn about the projects that are being researched by the QoL lab members.

You are mQoL: We have created the QoL Lab in 2010 and started the mQoL in May 2012, and since then we continuously and actively seek your feedback on our projects, adding new features and fine-tuning our apps and services. Your feedback and your participation show us the future of mQoL. It is a truly living lab, being mobile and connected. Smartphones are our ‘sensors’ and ‘actuators’.

We are sure that participating in mQoL will be fun and, if you do not already have one, we will provide you a free smartphone, free wearable plus innovative applications and services to be tested that cannot be matched. So, we would like you to stay in mQoL for as long as possible. When you receive a smartphone and a wearable from us, our basic expectation will be for you to participate for one or more years (up to 5 years). This is the reason why we are providing you a free smartphone and a wearable, which you are welcome to use and configure as your own. However, if for some reason you decide to leave us, you have an option to do so after the first six months from signing the consent of participation with us. At that point, you will have to return the smartphone and a wearable provided by the mQoL.

Join & Take part in our projects!

Questions? Comments? Wish to Join us? See running studies or contact us at qol-study@unige.ch to reserve your phone and join in.