Crew Rest Research: App Installation and Setup

This crew rest research project requires you to install and setup two apps on your iPad or iPhone. These are:

  • Timestamp, and
  • VibSensor

If you are participating in the research project these apps will be ‘gifted’ to you by the researcher. The ‘gifting’ is not an inducement but rather a method used by the researcher to ensure appropriate data is collected.  Alternatively, if you wish to purchase the apps they are available at:

TO RECEIVE THE APPS AS A ‘GIFT’

Following registration as a Participant and completion of your Ethics Consent Form the researcher will provide the two apps to you as a ‘Gift’ (to use Apple parlance).

  • For each app you will receive an email sent to your Apple ID email address with the title “Richard Sent You an App from the App Store”
  • Open the email and tap on ‘Redeem Now’
  • You will be required to sign in to the app store using your Apple ID
  • Disregard instructions about using the camera.
  • There is a code in the bottom left corner. Do not alter this
  • Tap ‘Redeem’ (top right)
  • The app will automatically install
  • Tap to ‘Open’

SETUP THE ‘TIMESTAMP’ APP

  • Tap the icon to open the ‘Timestamp’ app
  • Tap ‘Options’ (bottom centre)
  • Tap ‘Customize Event Names’
  • Create a list of the following names. Please use the spelling as specified below, as it allows the software buttons subsequently created to fit legibly on an iPad screen. The customised names are:
    Turb
    Mvre
    Cab Nse
    Amb Nse
    Adj Rest
    Lgt
    Sys Alar
    Emer Call
    Bunk
    Hot
    Cold
    Pee
    Think Ops
    Think Pers
    Call Back
  • Tap ‘Done’ (top right) to complete the list
  • Explanations of these names are described on the Participants Instructions for Data Collection webpage
  • On the ‘Options’ page, please ensure the following selections:
    Time and Description   Auto
    Disable Auto-Lock   …when Plugged in AND …when on Battery
    Display Cycle   UTC 24-hour time ONLY
    Email format   Comma separated value
    Max days to send  30
    Max events to send   1000
    Ensure other settings are off (not ticked)
  • If you intend to collect the data over more than 30 days you will need to change ‘Max days to send’ to the expected number of days or greater.
  • This setup process should only need to be completed once, as values and settings are retained in the app

SETUP THE ‘VIBSENSOR’ APP

  • Tap the icon to open the ‘VibSensor’ app
  • Tap ‘Settings’ (bottom right)
  • Set the following:Units   m/sec2
    Acquisition   Vibration Activated
    Frequency Range   high
    Attachment Type   Text (csv)
    Report Options   Info in Attachment
    Email   activated
  • This setup process should only need to be completed once, as values and settings are retained in the app

SAME PAGE

For ease of use, and to minimise the possibility of data corruption (due to inadvertent motion sensor activation), it is best to place the icons of both these apps on the same page on you iPad or iPhone.

APP USAGE AND DATA COLLECTION

Information on the use of the apps within the context of the research project is available at http://aviationsafetyinstitute.aero/research/crewrest/instructions/