GryPHone Lab

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Who We Are

GryPHone Lab is an open-access smartphone testbed at the University of Guelph. Our goal is to explore and develop high-impact applications of mobile technology in a range of disciplines, bringing together people capable of programming these devices with others who can make new and novel uses of them.

GryPHone Lab is run by Dr. Petros Spachos and developed by graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Guelph at School of Engineering . You can find us in Richards Building 301B, and on Facebook.

What We Do

GryPHoneLab is a smartphone testbed designed to enable mobile systems research that cannot be done in any other way. We enable researchers to instrument and experiment with the Android platform itself, a million-line codebase that runs on billions of devices worldwide.

GryPHone Lab supports short-term projects in a graduate course open to all graduate students at the University of Guelph, and engages in long-term collaborative research projects. Feel free to contact us if you have a great new idea for Android platform features.


GryPHoneLab is a public smartphone testbed open to researchers and University students. We invite researchers to use our testbed to made possible their idea. GryPHone Lab has facilitated the following smartphone experiments.

HeartBeat Monitoring

This experiment monitors the heart rate of a user through a smartphone application. The main objective is to analyze electrocardiogram data gathered by the phone's sensors to provide personalized heart monitoring.

Drone Control

We examine the use of smartphones along with drones to provide connectivity in emergensy situation. A smartphone application can control the drones and provide temporary connectivity

Quality of Experience on Smartphones

In this project the student will work with on the Quality of Experience on Smartphones. Specifically, through a number of experiments with smartphone devices of different characteristics (different screen size, screen resolution etc.) the student will evaluate the user experience during a video session. The main goal of the project is to examine the effects of the device characteristics on the user video experience..

More to come!

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Our Sponsors

We gratefully thank our sponsors for their support.

Get in touch

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    School of Engineering
    University of Guelph
    Guelph, Ontario
    Canada N1G 2W1
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    (519) 824-4120 ext.54012
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