Table 3 Total number of times each category of MISST technology was used in NIH funded research in 2005, 2010, and 2015

From: NIH support of mobile, imaging, pervasive sensing, social media and location tracking (MISST) research: laying the foundation to examine research ethics in the digital age

Technology 2005 2010 2015
  Total MISST Use (n = 147), (%) Total MISST Use (n = 419), (%) Total MISST Use (n = 767), (%)
Mobile 28 (19.0) 110 (26.2) 365 (47.6)
Imaging 4 (2.7) 25 (6.0) 19 (2.5)
Sensing 33 (22.5) 134 (31.9) 129 (16.8)
Social Media 0 (0.0) 22 (5.2) 114 (14.9)
Tracking 82 (55.8) 128 (87.0) 140 (18.2)
  1. Please note that the total MISST device use for each year exceeds the number of funded studies because some projects utilized multiple MISST devices