In accordance with recent EPSRC rules, research data will be available. Details coming soon.
The research data will be anonymised, and no textual data will be accessible (e.g. processed, not human-readable, text tokens will be accessible, but not participant's textual data)
The data collected by the monitoring software is a mix of data, from low-level mouse-move events to user-authored text, along with timings and associated with anonymised user IDs. The data derived form the user data collected by the monitoring software is numerical and takes the form of a set of metrics representing computed estimates of the users' cognitive health.
The monitoring software runs on a PC running Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10, and collects data as users interact with their PC. The monitoring software runs on participants' own PCs in their home during the SAMS longitudinal study.
The monitoring software is being developed by the SAMS team and takes two forms: (i) as a background process that monitors low-level mouse and keyboard events, operating system-level events (e.g. window focus), and Microsoft Office application-specific events (e.g. embolden text); and (ii) as a browser extension for Chrome and Internet Explorer. The Microsoft Office applications monitored are Word and Outlook.
The data-mining software is being developed by the SAMS team and infers users' health in a range of cognitive domains from the non-textual user-monitoring data.
The text-mining software is being developed by the SAMS team and infers users' cognitive health from the textual user-monitoring data.
Ehical approval has been provided by Manchester University (MU) and the NHS. SAMS' clinical team is based at MU and the user studies are coordinated from MU.