MoSART is a diary for soundscapes. It stands for Mobile Soundscape Appraisal and Recording Technology and is a smartphone app which allows users to measure and keep track of their auditory habitats.
With MoSART you make a short recording of 30-120 seconds and fill out a short questionnaire about the sounds you hear and how they make you feel. This method is called in situ experience sampling and has a solid scientific basis in soundscape research.
Amongst others, we use MoSART as part of the MoSART+ intervention to increase auditory awareness in healthcare professionals, to research the experience of music festivals by residents and visitors, and to study possible effects on sound annoyance of different constructions techniques.