Research participants needed for Mobile Phone Biometrics Data Collection

Dr. Stephanie Schuckers, Clarkson University, performs research in the area of biometrics and is looking for subjects willing to participate in her research efforts.  You must be >18 years of age to participate.  The project involves the study of continuous human computing activity, specifically mobile phone activity to determine their effectiveness (either alone or in conjunction with traditional biometrics) as a means of human identification.

We are located in the CAMP115.  If you choose to participate, we will set up an appointment for you to collect your biometric data.  There are no special preparations for the collection other than wearing comfortable clothing. Mobile sensor data will be collected using a computer in CAMP 115 and will be stored on a secure computer.  You will be given tasks inside a mobile application.  This task involves filling out the application with your personal information simulating a registration and forgot password scenario. A software program on the server will record your data.

Only one subject would be scheduled at a time slot. The collection would be set up in an isolated area inside the lab where only one subject and collector would be present in a scheduled timeslot. Both subject and the collector would wear face masks all the time. The collector would sanitize all the collection equipment using alcohol wipe before and after each collection. The subject would be requested to sanitize their hands before the start of the collection using alcohol wipes or sanitizer. A minimum of 6-feet social distance would always be maintained during the collection by all the collectors and the subjects.

If you choose to participate, your involvement could include a total of 3 visits; during each visit your mobile sensor data will be collected using a computer.  Ideal subjects would be available for both visits; however, please note that participation is voluntary.  Refusal to participate or deciding to discontinue participation at any time will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.

The 1st visit will take approximately 1 hour. You will be compensated with $10 at the completion of the 1st visit. After 2-6 weeks, we will contact you to schedule your second visit. If you choose to return for a 2nd visit (approximately 1 hour in duration), you will be compensated with $15 at the completion of the 2nd visit. In case of completing a 3rd visit, you will be compensated with an additional $15.

If you are still interested in participating, please email us at with days and times that you are available to participate in our research.  Our scheduler will respond back to you to set up an appointment.   

Your email address has been obtained from the Clarkson University’s office of News & Digital Content Services.

This biometric collection protocol has been approved through the Clarkson Institutional Review Board ( and 315 268-6475): Approval #19-33.4.

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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