DERC’s PhD member Stuart McFarlane is seeking expressions of interest for participation in the forthcoming research study: Waking Sound and Sleep Inertia: A Heuristic Study for Designing Improved Auditory Waking Stimuli.

The study will be conducted at RMIT through the Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC), and the Bio-inspired Digital Sensing Lab (BIDS) and will test waking sound types and their effects on sleep inertia (morning grogginess).

Ideal participants will be 18+, healthy with good hearing, have a consistent sleeping pattern and must have access to a smart phone, computer tablet or laptop, and have a secure internet connection.

This simple and intuitive study will be performed online by the participants in the comfort of their own home for two consecutive mornings from a Tuesday through Wednesday. Each morning study will not take any longer than 5 minutes. The study is expected to commence on the 1 / 12 / 2018 and will have secured prior Ethics approval in line with RMIT policy. All information collected will be confidential.

If you are interested in how sound may affect sleep inertia and would like to know more about the study or express your interest in participating, please feel free to contact the project lead: Stuart McFarlane

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