2014 QS Europe Conference: Ignite Talks

When we organized our very first QS Conference in 2011 we were bombarded with so many proposals from people who wanted to share their projects and self-tracking experiences we decided to add talks to our extended lunch breaks. The lunchtime Ignite session was born and now we can’t imagine a conference without them. Below is a selection of some of the Ignite talks we’ll be hosting at the 2014 Quantified Self European Conference.

Improving My Fitness With Genetics
Ralph Pethica
Ralph will discuss how he used genomic and activity tracking data to get better results from fitness training.

Experiments in Self-Tracking
Laurie Frick
From intelligent wallpaper to hand-drawn patterns on your iPhone, Laurie Frick has found her personal data surprising and meaningful.

My Gut, My Data
Jessica Richman
What kind of data lives in your gut? Jessica will talk about her experience tracking her microbiome.

Data Exploration with Fluxtream/BodyTrack
Anne Wright
Fluxstream/Body Track is a data aggregation and exploration tool that allows you to think about your own questions by viewing diverse data streams on a common timeline.

The Chaos of Personal Data
Evelina Georgieva, Frederic Mauch
Pryv is a web service that allows users to control and make sense of their personal data.

Activity Tracking for Teams
Joost Plattel
Qount Us is an experimental dashboard for organizations giving a sense of the social dynamic within organizations.

Wearable Technologies for Active Living
Henk Hindriks
This proposed project will create an open source activity tracking system for users to manage their own lifestyle change, for social support, and research knowledge.

What I Learned by Building
Dawn Nafus 
An anthropologist will reflect on some observations of what self-trackers actually do when they make sense of data. Dawn’s observations led her to ask: what tools might support more diverse ways of working with data?

Quantifying Our Sleep
Timo Aittokoski
Emfit announces the Sleep and Wellness tracker, a derivation of its many years spent developing a non-contact vital signs patient monitor.

Cartographies of Vigilance
Josh Berson
A series of seemingly unrelated medical events in Josh’s life got him started thinking about a wave of changes unfolding in the human experience of movement, at timescales ranging from a tenth of a second to days, seasons, and years.

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