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How are you feeling? Smartphone sensors that analyse mobility behaviour can hold the answer

How are you feeling? Smartphone sensors that analyse mobility behaviour can hold the answer
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Science dictates that walking, running, and other forms of physical activity contribute to your overall well-being. But what about if you are not the usually active kind of individual, could there be a chance that you may be as well? A group of scientists came up with smartphone sensors, which could measure mobility and assess your overall well-being.

The research titled, “Investigating the Relationships Between Mobility Behaviours and Indicators of Subjective Well‐Being Using Smartphone‐Based Experience Sampling and GPS Tracking” published in the European Journal of Personality, carried out by researchers from the Data Science Institute at Columbia, examined the link between mobility behaviour and well-being. The researchers measured various kinds of mobility behaviour such as total distance covered, number of locations visited, and also time spent in transit. Some factors of well-being, which they likewise measured include loneliness, stress, and depression.