EARS (Effortless Assessment of Risk States) is a research tool developed by the University of Oregon's Center for Digital Mental Health. EARS is intended to be used by individuals who have already consented to participate in one of our ongoing research studies.
Our devices have a lot to say about mental health.
Donating your digital data helps us study patterns in behavior. We’re studying data to learn how to predict a mental health crisis before it happens, so support can be sent in time.
We’re committed to solve mental health challenges.
The Center for Digital Mental Health is a research Center based at the University of Oregon. We research and build digital tools with a focus to improve mental health, especially amongst underserved groups & young people.
We can use your confidential data to help everyone.
We keep your data safe and never sell it to anyone else or use it to target you with advertising.
Our University Ethics Committee ensures that:
- You agree with how your data is used.
- We keep you and your data safe.
- Benefits of the research outweigh any risk.
- You can easily opt out at any time.
The data you donate with this app and why
Keyboard usage (sentiment & app usage habits)
Music notifications (moods)
Photos of yourself (facial expression)
Screen-time (device usage metrics)
Charging state (device usage metrics)
Geolocation (habits & patterns) - including background location
Device motion (movement habits)
Presented at the the Obama White House as part of The Opportunity Project
EARS was selected as part of The Opportunity Project, an initiative focused on using open data to improve the lives of American citizens.