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Quantified Self

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 ...

Dreaming in the Digital Age: The Impact of New Database Technologies

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

If privacy protection is taken as the shared responsibility of both the participant and the database host, the risks don't disappear, but they shrink down to a size that makes it possible to balance them with the upside potentials.

The Un-quantified Self: Reaching True Health Is About Habits, Not Gadgets

Adam Bosworth | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Adam Bosworth

From Fitbits to vibrating forks, gadgets promise healthier lifestyles through examination of our daily activities such as diet, exercise and sleep. While the hype is high, I'm not cheering as enthusiastically as my colleagues here in Silicon Valley.

Bianca Bosker

The Quantified Spouse Movement Has Couples Tracking Weight, Sleep And Even Orgasms To Find Bliss

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey put himself on a strict orgasm diet last year -- not because of religious beliefs or health concerns, but in p...

Three Winning Lessons We Can Learn From This Presidential Campaign

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Kare Anderson

Within this bitterly contested presidential campaign are at least three valuable lessons for anyone who wants to win by becoming the favorite choice in their market.