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Typical smartphone usage dataset


  • David Ellis (Creator)
  • Heather Shaw (Creator)
  • Thomas Wilcockson (Contributor)


Summary data for participant smartphone usage over a 13 day period. This includes the number of hours a smartphone was used each day and the number of times a devices was checked. Checks are defined as any period of usage lasting less than 15 seconds. Totals for each week and over the entire testing period are also provided.
Date made available2018
PublisherLancaster University
Date of data production2018

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  • The impact of technology/screen time on health


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