News

2021

Nov

News: QuantActions featured in The Guardian as a leader in the field of digital phenotyping.Read More

Jun

Study compares QuantActions technology and other sensors for sleep tracking, shows that tap-data can improve accuracy of other sensors. Read More

May

Using QuantActions technology, it was shown that social activity is strongly associated with the release of the important neurotransmitter dopamine, which opens up the potential for using behavioral data from smartphone use for mental health.Read More

May

First results from epilepsy patients at Yale University, showing that QuantActions technology can detect small abnormal neural events typically associated with seizures. Read More

May

Study looks at mood and health changes following COVID-19 lockdown and reopening. Using QuantActions technology, the authors were able to show that reopening results in shorter and earlier sleep as well as increased physical activity but also increased stress.Read More

Feb

Smartphone-based data shows large cognitive fluctuations surrounding sleep, and showing that QuantActions technology is a sensitive tool to measure long-term cognitive activity.Read More

2020

Jul

Study models smartphone behaviour and shows that QuantActions technology is able to reveal data patterns spanning multiple time-scales, a key step towards the development of novel cognitive measures based on smartphone data.Read More

Jun

Researchers in Denmark and Netherlands studying stroke begin exploring the use of QuantActions technology for monitoring patients.Read More

Jan

Database reaches 1000+ users with long-term data from R&D settings.

2019

Nov

Smartphone-based tap data monitors brain recovery progress in patients after neuro-surgery. Status: In review.Read More

Jul

Study shows how QuantActions technology can be used to track sleep with equal and sometimes greater accuracy than traditional actigraphy. Read More

2018

Oct

Completed SDK to allow data collection on third-party apps.

Jul

First paying customers (R&D clients) who subscribe to QuantActions’ data services for dedicated research programs in neurology.

Apr

Established fully operational cloud-based infrastructure, including QuantActions’ proprietary “Taps Intelligence Engine” (version 1.0) for generating insights from raw tap data.

Mar

Study uses QuantActions technology to explore properties of the brain’s motor system and suggests that digital behaviour may be used to generate insights into neurological health.Read More

2017

Apr

Established metrics for sleep

Feb

QuantActions awarded as IBM Global Entrepreneur

Feb

QuantActions receives Swiss Venturekick I & II funding

Jan

Study uses QuantActions technology to investigate how people gather and share information on smartphones and this can be used to detect changes in cognitive and behavioural performance.Read More

2016

Dec

Exclusive licensing agreement with University of Zurich

Nov

Launch of “TapCounter”, QuantActions’ R&D app for continuous and passive smartphone-based data collection

Sep

QuantActions incorporated as spinoff from University of Zurich, with domicile at EPFL campus in Lausanne (due to relationships and science synergies)

2015

Mar

News: Smartphone use changes our brain and thumb interaction and is an ideal way to explore the everyday plasticity of the human brain.Read More

2014

Dec

Study shows that brain representation of hand movements is shaped by smartphone use, opening the possibility to use smartphone usage patterns from QuantActions technology as a tool to gain insights into brain activity and plasticity.Read More

Dec

News: Our brains are being 'continuously reshaped' by smartphone use, the use of the smartphone carries a lot of information about our brain so much so that our brain is allocating more resources to the physical and cognitive processes involved in the use of our devices.Read More

Dec

News: Using a smartphone regularly is similar to playing the violin. Scientists find that proficiency in the use of the smartphone does not depend on the amount of time spent with it but depends on the amount of time that has passed since the last use.Read More

2013

Jan

Research project at University Zurich led by QuantActions co-founder Dr. Arko Ghosh in collaboration with researchers at University of Fribourg launches, studying the links between smartphone behavioral logs and brain activity.