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There's a paper that I co-wrote that deals with using mobile devices
to automatically collect interactions with people within close
Also, Nokia did something called the Nokia Sensor with Nokia phones
that would detect proximity and record interactions
Hope this helps.
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 7:42 PM, Jorge Ávila de Lima <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I am writing a paper on data collection strategies in social network
> analysis. I would like to include a section on new technological devices
> that automatically register interaction between/among actors. I know that
> there are some devices out there that some researchers are using. People
> carry them around and they track their contacts with others (and,
> eventually, other information, such as length of communication and
> eventually voice tone). Information on these and other technological
> devices for automatic data collection would be very helpful. Also, is
> anyone aware of any publications that deal with this issue? I think that we
> as a community need to discuss the characteristics, advantages and
> potential drawbacks of such systems. Any information and views on this are
> more than welcome. I promise to share the results of this query with anyone
> who is interested.
> Thank you in advance for your help and comments
> Jorge Ávila de Lima
> (Associate Professor)
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