Modern smartphones collect a lot of information about their owners. Long been known that different companies receive information (as they say, impersonal) in order to improve the algorithms of their products. However, according to how the person uses the smartphone, you can learn a lot about his character. You do not need to look at installed apps and even unlock your smartphone. Only data obtained from the accelerometer device.
If you do not go into technical details, the accelerometer is a device for measuring the acceleration of the object. Typically, the accelerometer is a sensor mounted on elastic suspension on one side and having a device for damping vibrations (damper) on the other. The deviation of the sensor from its initial position carries information about the acceleration. With regard to smartphones is a property of accelerometer is used for, for example, automatic rotation of the screen, determine the gesture of tapping or shaking, counting the number of steps and so on. Often the accelerometer works even when the smartphone is locked.
How to determine the character of a man using a smartphone
Not so long ago scientists from RMIT University said that many of the key parameters of the personality and character of a person can be calculated based on the data of the accelerometers of a smartphone. As noted by Engadget, the experts took into account the fact that the accelerometer sensor of the gadget allows you to see what distance overcomes people a day and how fast he does it. We also studied how often the person checks the notifications and receiving calls.
The authors found that the used indicators have a direct relationship with the manifestation of the character of a person. But how? It’s very simple: according to scientists, sociable people who took part in the experiment were more likely to have impulsive behavior and spend their free time outside the home, but often in different places. And women with hypersensitivity , regularly check notification. Surprisingly, men with the same trait, on the contrary, I do it very rarely.
Why is it necessary?
Here, unfortunately, nothing new. According to scientists, a new layer of data obtained from accelerometers can be used for better selection of the recommended pairs on Dating sites, to improve the algorithms of social networking and greater efficiency, all so ardently “beloved” targeted advertising. But waiting for the emergence of new algorithms in the near future is not worth it. The new study was only preliminary and affected only 52 people. Now experts from Royal Melbourne University of technology intend to repeat the experience on a broader sample of people.