Tracker Measures Smartphone Use To Curb Digital Addictions
Menthal lets Android users measure the size of their digital diet.
Our smartphones have become a huge part of our daily operations. They save us from boredom as we wait in line, give us a reason to avoid eye-contact with passersby, and make it possible for us to keep up with what our friends are doing at any given moment.
Curious about our uncontrollable attraction to our mobile devices, scientists and psychologists from the University of Bonn developed an app that seeks analyze this questionable relationship. Menthal functions like a scale for a digital diet, measuring a user’s talk time, texting rate and social media usage.