Seeking Participants for a Research Study on Wearable Cameras

$15 per person per hour for playing games, puzzles, music, or sports while wearing a camera.

We are researchers at the Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. ​We are looking for adults near Bloomington, IN to participate in a research study to collect videos of people doing interactive activities such as performing musical instruments, playing board games, playing sports, assembling puzzles, etc. using wearable and stationary cameras and eye gaze trackers. We are looking for both individual participants as well as small groups of participants who live together (so they can safely interact during the pandemic — e.g., roommates, families, etc.). The videos will be used to train and test computer vision algorithms to understand human actions and interactions.

What you’d do: ​We will ask you to put on wearable cameras and perform activities such as music practice, playing games, assembling puzzles, etc. either alone or with other household members. Due to the pandemic, we will drop off and pick up the devices outside your home (or music practice room or other convenient place). Afterwards, we will ask you to review the recordings via an online interface, and remove any portions of the video you do not feel comfortable sharing with researchers. We will also ask you to complete a brief demographic survey.

Duration: ​The duration of the recording will be about 1 hour.

Compensation: ​After completing the study, each participant in the home will receive a $15 gift card for each hour of recorded video.

If you’re interested:​ please fill out this form:
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This study has been approved by the Indiana University Institutional Review Board. Please see the Informed Consent Statement for more information.

The IU Computer Vision Lab's projects and activities have been funded, in part, by grants and contracts from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Dzyne Technologies, EgoVid, Inc., ETRI, Facebook, Google, Grant Thornton LLP, IARPA, the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3), the IU Data to Insight Center, the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research through an Emerging Areas of Research grant, the IU Social Sciences Research Commons, the Lilly Endowment, NASA, National Science Foundation (IIS-1253549, CNS-1834899, CNS-1408730, BCS-1842817, CNS-1744748, IIS-1257141, IIS-1852294), NVidia, ObjectVideo, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Pixm, Inc., and the U.S. Navy. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Government, or any sponsor.