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SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

3 Smartphone Apps to Live an "Examined" Life

Michael Ruderman | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology
Michael Ruderman

How are you tracking your progress toward your goals? Make it easy on yourself by using passive data collection. Look at that data regularly, holding yourself accountable to the metrics. Then you'll be living the Socratic dream - a well-examined life.

Why Brands Want to Know Everything About Your Body

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.12.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

What these companies have done represents an ambitious step forward in the use of personal information for product design. We're familiar with our online behavior being used to optimize a website or news feed.

Tips to Make Healthier Food Choices

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

With 90 percent of U.S adults owning and using smartphones, the rise of health and fitness apps has made it easier for us to access relevant information to make smart decisions. The following apps will provide you the education you need to make healthier choices.

What Health and Finance Can Learn From the Quantified Self Movement and Each Other

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 11.09.2014 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

The quantified self refers to the use of sensor technology to collect our body's vitals as well as aspects of our daily lives from how many steps we take, what and how much food we eat, to the wide variety of activities we might pursue to improve our well-being.

What Wearables and Trackers Are Telling Us Beyond the Numbers

Ali Cherry | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

No matter what health outcome we seek or technology we prefer to support our own health transformation, trusting our intuition and simply noticing are key to behavior change.

The Quantified Self: How Data-Obsessed Trackers Push Toward Healthier Lives

Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/08/2014 11:40 AM EDT on LiveScience Like many of us, David Jay sets goals for himself every New ...

Don't Pedal Faster Than You Can Daydream

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The way I see it, these are all mindless distractions that keep us from truly absorbing and experiencing the benefit of exercise. Being in tune with your body means that you have balanced the good with bad, the stress with the relaxation, the deficiency with the abundance.

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

The Polar Loop Fitness-Tracking Wristband: My Review

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If you're looking for a $99 fitness-tracking wristband with a display, you will like the Polar Loop. But the downsides are worth noting.

School Days 2.0: Connected, Borderless, and Highly Inclusive

Joseph Bradley | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

The same educational mode has persisted since the 1800s -- if not since Aristotle. Students and their classmates sit within the same walls and absorb rote knowledge from one teacher at a time. And woe to those who fail to show up for the morning bell or to follow the lesson plan!

Quantified Self, Lost Soul

Brendon Burchard | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

In this age of the quantified self, we measure how many hours we slept, steps we took, calories we burned. Yet we know nothing about ourselves. We spe...

Bianca Bosker

Hi, My Name Is Bianca And I've Already Taken Your Picture

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.10.2014 | Technology

In the eight days ending on Friday, I took 5,940 photos of me eating cereal, getting crushed on the subway, cutting my fingernails, and checking my iP...

Walking Tech: The Quantified Walker

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

There are literally dozens of fitness-tracking wristbands, companion apps and stand-alone apps available today. Fitbit, Jawbone, Basis, Withings, Ga...

The Rise of Homo Auxilium?

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Vishal Khetpal

The quantified self holds an astounding potential to tackle humanity's problems, but let's not forget about humanity itself.

Do People Really Want to Tech Their Way to Health?

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

At the 2014 CES, I saw this "flurry" in person, dozens of health activity trackers along with a growing number of medically-oriented devices to measure heart rate, blood glucose, lung function, and other more clinical metrics beyond steps and calorie intake.

Scire mori sors prima viris, sed proxima cogi (Lucan)

Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle

Winston: Lucan was a Roman poet who lived 2,000 years ago. He was tutored by his uncle, Seneca, the famous Stoic philosopher. As for the quote... ...

Tikker: The Death/Happiness Watch

Jenny Davis | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Jenny Davis

Really, the Tikker is not much different than putting an inspirational saying on your bathroom mirror.

There's No Place Like (a Connected) Home

Joseph Bradley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

It doesn't take long to realize it's going to be one of those mornings. But thanks to the Internet of Everything (IoE) -- the explosion in connectivity that is transforming the world as we know it -- you'll find ease and efficiency in the most time-consuming tasks.

Cholesterol Myths and the New Math

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If there's one number the health-conscious know, it's their cholesterol level.

The Quantified Halloween

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Whichever of these you choose to be your quantified Halloween self, make sure you bring the extra batteries. You'll need them as your friends clamor for more.

The Risky Business of Managing Your Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

We are all masters of the universe in our own lives. Let's act like it when it comes to our health.

Why It's Time to DIY Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Slow Health takes just a bit more mindfulness and thought. But a little dose of that every day can help us move the needle on our own health, and because health is social, the health of our loved ones and community.

A Pill That Tracks Your Health? The Reality Of The ‘Quantified Self' Movement

Joseph Bradley | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

Microsensors in your shoes compile data on where you go and what you do. Your workout clothes track your daily progress at the gym and tell you when to slow down or speed up. And as you sleep, a headband monitors your REM patterns. A far-fetched sci-fi fantasy? Not at all.

Don't Just Quantify Your Life, Change It--Remember Your Dreams

Anne Hill | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

At a time when our health habits and actions are easily tracked through apps, we know a lot about how we eat, move, and breathe. But when it comes to ...