Assist our research
Tutkimusapu.fi call you to sign up to our mission to visit various web sites. The purpose is to develop the usability of the web sites. Contribution is easy and almost automated. When you join the research group, we mail you a gaze tracking device that you can attach to your computer while surfing. Your contribution will be rewarded in points, which you can convert to cash and products.
Safe and confidental
We consider all the data we collect confidental. We will never reveal the true identities of our members to the third parties. We collect and give out only anonymised data on the results to our customers.
You can always choose to detach our gaze tracker, which stops the data collection immediately. We do not collect data without you knowing about it. We collect data only from Chrome-browser.
The collected data is used to guide the development of the sites you visit.
What is tutkimusapu.fi?
Tutkimusapu.fi (English: "reseach assitance") measures the usability of websites from the user's point of view. We measure the moves of the focal point of the user's gaze on differnet content elements and menues on the websites. The measurement is performed using a gaze tracking device.
The resulting analyses based on the collected data help our customers to develop their services.
This is how you can join:
We are looking for regular people of age living in Finland. The research is performed as part of normal surfing, indenpendently of time and location.
Participating is easy. You just need to attach the gaze tracker we sent you to an USB-port on your computer. You can stop the data collection by simply detaching the device
Create an account
Create an account. Registration is quick.
When we activate your user account, we will mail you the eye-tracking device. At the same time your install our software.
The service asks you to visit various web sites.
Activity is rewarded
When visiting the requested web sites, you collect points on your account. The points you earn can be spent on offered products or convert them into cash.
We require that you participate a minimum of 60 minutes on a weekly basis. You can divide the minutes on a number of days.
You are automatically included in our bonus raffles, too. The more points you collect, the better chances you will have
We limit the size of the research group in Finland to approximately hundred active members. We constantly rotate out passive members and replace with them new active members.
Therefore, we are constantly recruiting new members, although we may not activate all registered accounts.