Scientists have figured out how to determine a person's character by his smartphone
Modern smartphones collect a lot of information about their owners. It has long been known that various companies receive information (as they claim, impersonal) in order to improve the algorithms of their products. However, the way people use a smartphone, you can learn a lot about his character. You do not need to look at the installed applications, and even unlock the smartphone. One need only data received from the accelerometer device.
What is an accelerometer
Without going into technical details, the accelerometer - a device for measuring the acceleration of the object. Typically, an accelerometer is a sensor attached to an elastic suspension on one side and having a device for damping vibrations (damping) on the other. The deviation of the sensor from its original position carries information about the acceleration force. With regard to this property smartphones akspelerometra used for, e.g., automatic screen rotation gesture determination tapping or shaking, counting the number of steps and so forth. This often accelerometer works even when the phone is locked.
The simplest accelerometer. he probably arranged a little more difficult in your smartphone, but the main prntsipe work remains the same
How to define a person's character, using smartphone
Not long ago, researchers from RMIT University said that many of the key parameters of the human personality and character can be calculated based on the accelerometer smartphone data. As journalists Engadget publication notes, the experts took into account the fact that the accelerometer of the gadget allows you to find out what the distance overcomes people a day, and the speed with which he does it. Also investigated how often people check notifications and receives calls.
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The authors found that the indicators used by them have a direct connection with the manifestation of traits of human nature. But how? Quite simply, as the scientists say, sociable people, who participated in the experiment, often are impulsive behavior and spend their free time away from home, but often in different locations. A woman with hypersensitivity regularly check notification. Surprisingly, men with the same trait, on the contrary, make it very rarely.
Why do it?
Here, unfortunately, is nothing new. According to scientists, the new layer of data obtained from the accelerometers can be used for better matching pairs of recommended dating sites to improve the algorithms of social networks for greater efficiency of all so hot "favorite" targeted advertising. However, the wait for the new algorithms work is not necessary in the near future. The new study was only preliminary and has affected just 52 people. Now experts from RMIT University intend to repeat the experience on a wider sample of people.
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