The Tools and Methodologies Exposition held in conjunction with our Second National Congress, Digital Media and Developing Minds, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, runs from Monday, October 15 – Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

The Exposition showcases new and emerging technologies that permit objective measurement of children’s media use (e.g., measures of time, content, and context of media use) and relevant outcomes (e.g., physical, psychophysiological and neurological responses, etc.). We hope that the technologies presented will be of great interest to you and your colleagues, and that new ideas will be stimulated and new relationships will be forged!

Please contact us at info@childrenandscreens.com or stop by the exhibit area if you have any questions or would like assistance in getting in touch with anyone exhibiting or attending Digital Media and Developing Minds 2018.

The Exposition is generously co-sponsored by Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and made possible by the innovative technology companies and research laboratories who have come to share their work.

Exposition Dates, Hours, and Location

Dates:

October 15 – 17, 2018

Hours:

Monday, October 15, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM (7:30 AM by request)
Wednesday, October 17, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM (7:30 AM by request)

Location:

The Exposition is located in the tent area just north of Grace Auditorium, the main auditorium where the Digital Media and Developing Minds Second National Congress keynote talks and panel discussions are taking place.

Exhibitor Demonstration Workshops

Wednesday, October 17, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Group demonstration workshops will take place throughout the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory campus, and will be announced at the conference. All Congress guests are encouraged to join us!

Exhibitors will also be available for one- on-one meetings and demonstrations upon request. Simply head over to the Exposition area, and let the exhibitors know you’re interested!

Biopac Systems, Inc
Center on Media and Child Health Comprehensive Assessment of Family Exposure (CAFÉ Tools) Compumedics Neuroscan
GE Healthcare
MindWare Technologies Ltd. movisens GmbH
Noldus Information Technology Small Data Lab, Cornell Tech Stanford Screenomics Lab, Stanford University
Tobii Pro


To gain a more in-depth and hands-on understanding of the state-of-the-art research tools and technologies exhibited, attendees can select three 10-minute Exposition Demonstration Workshops:

BIOPAC:

Learn about the most innovative solutions for recording and analyzing physiological signals such as ECG, EDA, EEG and fNIRS and how you can easily expand your research practices. BIOPAC provides complete hardware and software solutions for high-quality data collection used in many of the top research centers worldwide. This workshop will provide the basis for understanding what is needed to start a lab of your own and how to begin collecting great data.

CENTER ON MEDIA AND CHILD HEALTH:

As media devices have become a mobile, pervasive presence in our world, researchers now require measurement tools that can be employed in young people’s natural environments. With Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA), participants report on their behaviors, experiences, and internal states at randomly selected times throughout the day. When applied to measuring children and adolescents’ media use, EMA can assess specific characteristics of the event including the social context, the media content, and the level of user attention allocated to the technology. At this workshop you will learn practical approaches for implementing EMA procedures including the types of decisions that need to be made and the tools available to maximize the validity of this method.

COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF FAMILY MEDIA EXPOSURE:

Comprehensive Assessment of Family Exposure (CAFE), a novel tool which measures household media use through a web-based survey, time use diary, and the chronicle passive sensing app. CAFE captures the content and context of early media exposure and addresses the limitations of prior media measurement approaches. All three measures are collected online, which allows scalability. The survey covers 10 topics relevant to the child’s immediate media context, including household composition and demographics, parental mediation of media use, parent attitudes toward media use, and access to and regularity of use of different devices frequently used in the modern household. The online 24-hour time diary extensively details media use as a primary and secondary activity at given points in a child’s day. The passive sensing tool continuously records mobile device usage on tablets and smartphones in the home. The purpose of this presentation is to introduce how we have used our new tool in different settings. Based on preliminary analysis of CAFE data collected from ~250 participants, we conclude that the time use diary and passive sensing app contribute additional information because parent global estimates alone are not sufficiently accurate.

COMPUMEDICS NEUROSCAN:

Come see a brain in action! We provide the ability to visualize the neural mechanisms that underlie the processing of auditory and visual stimulation.

MINDWARE TECHNOLOGIES:

We will demonstrate the collection and analysis of multiple physiological measures such as Heart Rate Variability, Impedance Cardiography, and Skin Conductance. By combining these measures together we can observe both the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system. These measures are the most commonly used in our field for researchers to understand behavior and/or neural functioning of their participants.

MOVISENS GMBH:

We will present an overview of the physiological sensors and their practical applications and capabilities. Details include a review of the Experience Sampling app, its capabilities, and the integration of the two systems to create interventions.

NOLDUS:

We will demonstrate how to develop an observation lab with Noldus IT: Noldus Information Technology can provide you with the tools to create a complete audio/video observation lab. From annotating behaviors to integrating with physiology and eye tracking systems, this demonstration will show you what researchers around the globe are using for their observational studies.

SMALL DATA LAB AT CORNELL TECH:

We will present the research frameworks (ResearchKit, ResearchStack, AWARE) as a tool for researchers and let participants experience the Digital Marshmallow Test and the Good Vibration mobile apps.

STANFORD SCREENOMICS LAB:

Explore the new science of ‘screenomics’. We are building tools and a framework to study moment-by-moment changes in how people use digital media by recording screen shots from personal digital devices every few seconds.
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SMALL DATA LAB AT CORNELL TECH:

We will present the research frameworks (ResearchKit, ResearchStack, AWARE) as a tool for researchers and let participants experience the Digital Marshmallow Test and the Good Vibration mobile apps.

STANFORD SCREENOMICS LAB:

Explore the new science of ‘screenomics’. We are building tools and a framework to study moment-by-moment changes in how people use digital media by recording screen shots from personal digital devices every few seconds.

TOBII PRO:

Visit Tobii Pro to learn how eye tracking reveals valuable insights in the field of child development.