September 10th, 2009

Using Cell Phones to Collect Data

My colleague and fellow MIT Alum Grey Held reminded me to blog this today – thank you, Grey.

MIT recently released its 2009 list of young innovators under the age of 35 years. One of this year’s winners is Nathan Eagle. He operates a service called Txteagle – a service that lets any company send cell-phone users simple tasks such as text translation. Participants are paid in credits that can be used for cell phone service or redeemed for cash. Very cool. See article.

Nokia also has some projects going on using cell phones to help researchers collect data on the spread of disease, environmental conditions, etc. SMS is a very pervasive, simple and inexpensive means of collecting data from the field.

In more commercial uses, we saw a snack food company in the UK use SMS as part of a sweepstakes. Each time a bag of chips was opened and the buyer/consumer of the chips texted in the code within the chip bag, this company could see who was buying and at what time of the day their product was being consumed.

No related posts.

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.

31 Responses to “Using Cell Phones to Collect Data”

  1. CALVIN Says:


    PillSpot.org. Canadian Health&Care.No prescription online pharmacy.Best quality drugs.Special Internet Prices. High quality pills. Buy pills online

    Buy:Cialis.VPXL.Viagra Professional.Cialis Super Active+.Propecia.Super Active ED Pack.Zithromax.Viagra Super Force.Soma.Viagra Super Active+.Maxaman.Levitra.Tramadol.Viagra Soft Tabs.Viagra.Cialis Professional.Cialis Soft Tabs….

  2. SAM Says:


    CheapTabletsOnline.Com. Canadian Health&Care.Special Internet Prices.Best quality drugs.No prescription online pharmacy. High quality drugs. Order pills online

    Buy:Lipothin.Buspar.Ventolin.Advair.Aricept.Acomplia.Seroquel.Benicar.Female Cialis.Zetia.Lipitor.Lasix.Zocor.Wellbutrin SR.SleepWell.Nymphomax.Female Pink Viagra.Amoxicillin.Prozac.Cozaar….

  3. KENNETH Says:


    CheapTabletsOnline.Com. Canadian Health&Care.Best quality drugs.Special Internet Prices.No prescription online pharmacy. Online Pharmacy. Order drugs online

    Buy:Lipothin.Buspar.Cozaar.Amoxicillin.Female Cialis.Nymphomax.SleepWell.Lasix.Ventolin.Advair.Seroquel.Aricept.Acomplia.Benicar.Zocor.Female Pink Viagra.Wellbutrin SR.Zetia.Prozac.Lipitor….

  4. JESUS Says:

    ████████►BUY VIAGRA◀███████…

    ████████▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲████████…

  5. RALPH Says:

    Aleve@official.site” rel=”nofollow”>..

    Buyit now…

  6. JESSIE Says:

    avodart@dosage.now” rel=”nofollow”>..

    Buygeneric meds…

  7. JULIUS Says:

    generic@prescription.cialis.drug.availability” rel=”nofollow”>.

    Buygeneric drugs…

  8. RONALD Says:

    Depakote@official.site” rel=”nofollow”>.

    Buygeneric drugs…

  9. EDWARD Says:

    zyban pill

    Buywithout prescription…

  10. ROLAND Says:

    xeloda information.gov

    Buyit now…

  11. VIRGIL Says:

    Zetia

    Buyno prescription…

  12. TRAVIS Says:

    zantac infant

    Buyit now…

  13. REX Says:

    Lexapro

    Buygeneric drugs…

  14. ALEX Says:

    arthritis orlistat

    Buyno prescription…

  15. ELMER Says:

    Rogaine

    Buygeneric meds…

  16. RICARDO Says:

    Seroquel

    Buygeneric drugs…

  17. CHARLIE Says:

    lamictal with pamelor

    Buygeneric pills…

  18. CLIFTON Says:

    Paxil

    Buygeneric drugs…

  19. JONATHAN Says:

    Pulmicort@Pulmicort.Pulmicort” rel=”nofollow”>.

    Buynow it…

  20. WARREN Says:

    Purim@Purim.Purim” rel=”nofollow”>..

    Buynow…

  21. PAUL Says:

    symbicort@official.us.website” rel=”nofollow”>…

    Buygeneric drugs…

  22. RICKY Says:

    Seroquel@Seroquel.Seroquel” rel=”nofollow”>..

    Buynow it…

  23. WILLIE Says:

    Coumadin@Coumadin.Coumadin” rel=”nofollow”>.

    Buyno prescription…

  24. MORRIS Says:

    Synthroid@Synthroid.Synthroid” rel=”nofollow”>.

    Buynow…

  25. WILLARD Says:

    Seroquel@Seroquel.Seroquel” rel=”nofollow”>..

    Buywithout prescription…

  26. ERNESTO Says:

    Pulmicort@Pulmicort.Pulmicort” rel=”nofollow”>..

    Buygeneric meds…

  27. FRANKLIN Says:

    .

    Buygeneric pills…

  28. RAFAEL Says:

    pyridium@can.cause.low.blood.sugar” rel=”nofollow”>.

    Buygeneric drugs…

  29. LEE Says:

    reglan@black.box” rel=”nofollow”>…

    Buydrugs without prescription…

  30. ARNOLD Says:

    cipro@causes.problems” rel=”nofollow”>.

    Buygeneric drugs…

  31. JULIO Says:


    BUY CHEAP INDIAN DRUGS : -==== Anti Depressants Drugs ====-

    Purchase Unique Pills Now!…

Leave a Reply