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How Well Mobile Phone App DecibelX Measures Noise and the Usability Study

Version 1 : Received: 29 December 2019 / Approved: 31 December 2019 / Online: 31 December 2019 (02:16:57 CET)

How to cite: Thaper, R.; Gibson, M.; Reed, M.; Morris, W.; Putta, A.R. How Well Mobile Phone App DecibelX Measures Noise and the Usability Study. Preprints 2019, 2019120397 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0397.v1). Thaper, R.; Gibson, M.; Reed, M.; Morris, W.; Putta, A.R. How Well Mobile Phone App DecibelX Measures Noise and the Usability Study. Preprints 2019, 2019120397 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0397.v1).

Abstract

This study aims to assess using a smartphone app (DecibelX), as a noise measuring alternative to the more costly traditional use of measuring noise levels with a Sound Level Meter (SLM). The study compares the accuracy of the app to readings taken with a SLM and dosimeter, and also evaluates the app’s performance for pure tone and narrow band noise. And a usability study identifies strengths and weaknesses related to usability of the app.

Subject Areas

noise measurement app; usability; smartphone

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