Ambulatory Assessment comprises the use of field methods to assess the ongoing behavior, physiology, experience and environmental aspects of people in naturalistic or unconstrained settings. Ambulatory Assessment uses ecologically-valid tools to understand biopsychosocial processes as they unfold naturally in time and in context.
Ambulatory Assessment covers a range of real-time data capture methodologies that originate from different scientific disciplines (psychology, medicine, computer science, etc.). These methodologies include but are not limited to:
- Experience sampling and ecological momentary assessment
- Repeated-entry diary techniques
- Monitoring of physiological function, in combination with or without physical behaviour
- Acquisition of ambient environmental parameters
To foster research in everyday life, we launched the Society for Ambulatory Assessment in 2008. Please explore this homepage to learn how your research can profit from this innovative methodology.