We are looking for families to take part in an interesting project about new wearable technology for children
The research will be in 3 stages:
Stage 1: To take part in an online community for 4 days where you will interact with the researchers, so they can get to know you (in total 2 hours of your time over the 4 days)
Stage 2: A piece of wearable technology will be sent to you. Your child/ren will be required to wear this for 1 week and you will be required to download an app compatible with this.
Stage 3: 2-hour follow up in-home interview to discuss your experience and findings. Your child must be present at the interview with you.
Online community will run from 17th May-20th May 2018
The product trial will run from 21st May-28th May 2018
Follow up interviews will take place on a date between 29th May-31st May 2018
Please answer the questions below.
Occupation of chief income earner in the household:
Working status i.e. Student, Full time working, part time working, etc.
Who do you live with at home?
If you have children, please tell us their ages?
Which make and model of mobile phone do you own and use?
Who is your mobile phone network provider?
Which of the following best describes the type of mobile phone contract that you have?
Pay as you Go
Monthly pay contract (18 months or 2 years with an upgrade entitlement)
What school year are your children in?
Which of the following do your children own?
GPS tracking device
How old are your children who own any of the above devices, if applicable?
In a typical week, in the following situations would your children be without you?
At extracurricular activities
With other relatives such as grandparents, etc
With friends at friend’s houses, etc
Other – Please specify
None of the above
Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following statements?
We/I acknowledge that our child/ren is gaining more independence as they get older, but as a parent we/I still want reassurance that they’re safe when unaccompanied
I am actively searching for a solution to implement immediately that will give me and them more peace of mind that they are safe when unaccompanied by me
I would like to implement a solution in the very near future that will give me and them more peace of mind that they are safe when unaccompanied by me
I am not searching for any type of solution to give me or them reassurance when they are unaccompanied
Which of the following are you happy with for the sole purpose of this research?
I am happy for my child to wear a smart watch for 1-2 weeks as part of the trial
I am happy for my child to be tracked for the purpose of this research
I am happy to download an app as part of this trial
I am happy to take part in the initial online community for this study
I am happy for our family to take part in the follow up in-home interview
I am available throughout May 2018 for this study
Please forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to reply to all emails or phone messages. We receive lots of responses to researches that are emailed out. You will be contacted by phone if your application is successful. However, we apologise if you do not hear from us, but please keep trying for future projects that are sent out.