Measures of Behavior and Life Dynamics from Commonly Available GPS Data (DPLocate): Algorithm Development and Validation

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Locations of people moving about their lives are now commonly tracked through smartphones and wearable devices that access the Global Positioning System (GPS). Immediate measures include the estimated locations that identify visited map points and the travel paths between them. Here we introduce DPLocate, an open-source GPS data analysis pipeline designed to derive measures that abstract away from the original locations (and hence the identity of the individuals) and capture dynamics related to social, vocational, sleep, and clinical behaviors.

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