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Please take the time to read through the following important information 

Will I be photographed or video/audio recorded and how will the recorded media be used?

The video data recorded by the eye tracker shows a view of the world you are moving through and will be used only for analysis. No other use will be made of them without your written permission and all data will be destroyed after the study is completed.

Are there any potential risks in taking part? 

Participating in the research is not anticipated to cause you any disadvantages or discomfort. The potential physical and/or psychological harm or distress will be the same as any experienced in everyday life. In the event that any of the sensors cause discomfort which cannot be fixed by readjusting them or loosening straps etc. then you should stop wearing them straight away and let a member of the research or Johnnie Johnson team know.

COVID-19 considerations All sensors will be hygienically cleaned before each use and PPE will be worn by members of the research team if requested or if recommended according to Government guidelines. We are also able to offer contactless delivery of the equipment and video or phone call tutorials to ensure participant safety and peace of mind.

Are there any benefits in taking part?

Our research project will have these benefits:

1) it will provide information on how to make your home safer;

2) it reveal how to make homes safer in general;

3) provide new methods for architects/designers to enhance design practice, helping to make new homes safer more widely, and with long-term costs reduced because of fewer changes needed in the future.

4) There will however be no payment or any direct benefit or incentive to you as the participant for taking part in this study.

What will happen to information/data provided? 

The information you provide as part of the study is the study data. Any study data from which you can be identified (e.g. from identifiers such as your name, date of birth, audio recording etc.), is known as personal data. Your participation in this study will involve the collection/use of personal data. We will keep all information about you safe and secure. People who do not need to know who you are will not be able to see your name or contact details. Your data will have a code number instead. Once we have finished the study, we will keep some of the data so we can check the results.

Who is organising and who is funding/commissioning the study?


This study is organised by Liverpool John Moores University and funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust

Whom do i contact if i have a concern about the study or i wish to complain?

If you have a concern about any aspect of this study, please contact Prof Mark Hollands, and we will do our best to answer your query. You should expect a reply within 10 working days. If you remain unhappy or wish to make a formal complaint, please contact the Chair of the Research Ethics Committee at Liverpool John Moores University who will seek to resolve the matter as soon as possible: Chair, Liverpool John Moores University Research Ethics Committee; Email:; Tel: 0151 231 2121; Research Innovation Services, Liverpool John Moores University, Exchange Station, Liverpool L2 2QP

Data Protection

Liverpool John Moores University is the data controller with respect to your personal data. Information about your rights with respect to your personal data is available from: • • by asking one of the study team or contacting us using the information below

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