• Studies show that people under 40
use smartphones much more actively than those over 40.
For assessing psychological status, these tools work by looking at patterns in the way people
use their smart phones and the web and they need lots of data to find the patterns.
• If they work in people under 40, follow up studies will be conducted to see if they can
also be made to work for people over 40, but for now, we're focusing on just people under 40.
• You can still participate.The tools we're testing are
supposed to be able to tell the difference
between people who are having psychological health issues and those who are not. To give
these tools a good test, we need volunteers from across the full spectrum of psychological
health (from those doing perfectly well to those are not).
Legal restrictions make it a lot harder to work with active duty military personnel in research
studies. If we find that these tools do help veterans, then studies will be conducted to test
them with active duty military personnel. If we find that they don't help veterans, then it is
very unlikely that they would be of any use to active duty military personnel
• Some travel expenses
• Monetary compensation (varies by study)