Know Addiction

“Know Addiction” was designed to record smartphone behaviors, mainly the notifications, screen-on and screen-off timing. “Know Addiction” can generate parameters reflecting smartphone use frequency and duration. App-generated parameters provide new insight into identifying smartphone addiction and facilitate large-scale cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.


【Android version over 9.0】

「Know Addiction」,顧名思義是幫助手機使用者能夠「了解」(Know)自己使用手機的程度 (Addiction),並且「預防」過度沉迷使用(No Addiction)。這是全球首款精算時間App,我們發現「App記錄滑手機時間,比自覺多5成」。例如自認每週使用手機約20小時的大學生,安裝我們開發的App實測,發現他們實際使用時間,比自覺多出5成,達30小時。而且手機使用時間越長,低估實際使用的程度越大。

我們已發表多篇論文證實「Know Addiction」可以預測精神科醫師對手機成癮的判斷;也可以輔助專業人士提升診斷的準確度。「Know Addiction」所記錄到的手機使用行為,還能提供讓研究人員開發不同的演算發方法,解讀人類的各種行為。 

「Know Addiction」獨特之處為它是在背景全自動運作,極低耗電的App,安裝設定後不需要再開啟App,就會自動分析並繪成圖表,可作為自我管理,也可分享給指定的家人、朋友或醫師。手機使用行為的大數據,還能解讀各種行為。


1. Two-dimensional taxonomy of internet addiction and assessment of smartphone addiction with diagnostic criteria and mobile apps.

Wu YL, Lin SH, Lin YH. J Behav Addict. 2021 Jan 6.

2. Interpretation of Daily Human Behavior via Smartphone Digital Footprints: Examples from Smartphone Use, Sleeping Patterns, and Working Hours

Chiang TW, Chen SY, Lin YH. Data Science:Survey Research-Method and Application. 2020 Oct ;(No.45)043-071.

3. Temporal Stability of Smartphone Use Data: Determining Fundamental Time Unit and Independent Cycle

Pan YC, Lin HH, Chiu YC, Lin SH, Lin YH. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(3):e12171

4. Development of a mobile application (App) to delineate “digital chronotype” and the effects of delayed chronotype by bedtime smartphone use.

Lin YH, Wong BY, Lin SH, Chiu YC, Pan YC, Lee YH. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 2019 Mar;110:9-15. Does using a smartphone before bed affect sleep patterns?

5. Incorporation of Mobile Application (App) Measures Into the Diagnosis of Smartphone Addiction.

Lin YH, Lin PH, Chiang CL, Lee YH, Yang CCH, Kuo TBJ, Lin SH. The Journal of clinical psychiatry. 2017 Jul;78(7):866-872.

6. To use or not to use? Compulsive behavior and its role in smartphone addiction.

Lin YH, Lin YC, Lin SH, Lee YH, Lin PH, Chiang CL, Chang LR, Yang CC, Kuo TB. Translational psychiatry. 2017 Feb 14;7(2):e1030.

7. Time distortion associated with smartphone addiction: Identifying smartphone addiction via a mobile application (App).

Lin YH, Lin YC, Lee YH, Lin PH, Lin SH, Chang LR, Tseng HW, Yen LY, Yang CC, Kuo TB. Journal of psychiatric research. 2015 Jun;65:139-45.

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