Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Andrew A. Catellier; Luke Connors

Abstract: The Web-Enabled Subjective Test software allows researchers to conduct subjective tests on multiple devices with aggregated data collection and reporting. The system leverages modern web technologies and infrastructure to deliver test stimuli to typical mobile devices and personal computers. Devices with a modern web browser may be tested wherever a network connection is available. If resources allow, many subjects may participate in the test at one time. This unique capability allows for diverse and interesting subjective test plans. This manual describes how to install the WEST software on an Ubuntu Linux-based system.

The WEST software is available for download here.

Keywords: subjective testing; multimedia quality; mobile; infrastructure

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Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
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Andrew A. Catellier
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-4951

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