Quantified Self

My Review of the InsideTracker Health Analytics Service

I recently tested InsideTracker (Disclosure: They provided me a complimentary test) which offers  a bloodwork analysis service that provides you with recommendations to help improve and optimize your health based on the results. Their service aims to improve health to boost energy, improve sleep, and enhance performance as well as several other benefits. They offer 5 […]

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CES 2014 Quantified Self and Lifelogging Wrap-up: The Year of the Wearables

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show has now come and gone and as the dust settles it’s pretty clear that going into the conference and after its conclusion that the top theme was wearables as evidenced by this or this or this, or many countless other wrap-up posts I read. Activity trackers made a strong showing last

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TicTrac is a Great Personal Data Aggregation Dashboard and Reporting Service

The idea of aggregating data from disparate sources is a common issue on the internet and the search for doing this with social services was the impetus for this blog. I started to see this phenomenon become an issue for the quantified self community as more devices and services for tracking became available. I’ve seen

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My Experience and Highlights from the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference

I’ve just returned from the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference and my experience was quite amazing. I have attended several of the QS Los Angeles meetups but this was the first time I went to one of the official conferences. It was held at the beautiful Golden Gate Club at the Presidio in San Francisco.

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Apple’s M7 CoreMotion Processor and What it Means for the Quantified Self

Today at Apple’s iPhone launch event they announced that the iPhone 5s will have a new motion-sensing co-processor chip called the M7. The chip will allow for measurement of motion data continuously letting apps know if you’re stationary, walking, or driving based on data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. It will also reduce battery drain.

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Notes from The Quantified Patient Talk

Last week the Boston Quantified Self group hosted a talk titled The Quantified Patient. The talk was promoted as a “unique event will feature forward thinking entrepreneurs, researchers and companies who are redefining healthcare through the use of self-tracking systems, behavior change psychology, and human analytics.” I discovered this while seeing several tweets come from the event through

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Robert Scoble Interviews Benjamin Rubin on the new Beddit Sleep Tracker

Benjamin Rubin was one of the co-founders of Zeo which created one of the early sleep tracking devices for consumers. Unfortunately Zeo recently shut down and now Ben is advising a new company named Beddit which coincidentally has also created a new consumer sleep tracking device. In this interview with Robert Scoble, Ben provides details about

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