Ambulatory Assessment comprises the use of field methods to assess the ongoing behavior, physiology, experience and environmental aspects of humans or non-human primates in naturalistic or unconstrained settings. Ambulatory Assessment designates an ecologically relevant assessment perspective that aims at understanding biopsychosocial processes as they naturally unfold in time and in context.
Ambulatory Assessment covers a range of methodologies of real-time data capture that originate from different scientific disciplines. These methodologies include but are not limited to experience sampling, repeated-entry diary techniques, and ambulatory monitoring of physiological function, physical activity and/or movement, as well as the acquisition of ambient environmental parameters.
To foster research in everyday life we launched the Society for Ambulatory Assessment. Please visit our homepage to gather how your research can profit from this innovative methodology.
On behalf of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment
President of the SAA