Toolmakers, inventors, and entrepreneurs support the QS movement by creating new instruments of self-tracking that make discoveries possible. Many of them also contribute directly to our community by supporting our programs and events. We are so grateful for their backing.
Join Friends of QS
The easiest way to join our Friends of QS program is to register for QS17. On the registration menu, select “Friends of QS.” By paying a small premium over the normal ticket price, you support our program and also receive a range of benefits designed to support the toolmakers in our community.
If you would like to become a Friend of QS just get in touch.
Our Friends of QS include:
|Beeminder is a goal-tracking tool with teeth. Connect a QS gadget or app (Fitbit, RescueTime, etc) and Beeminder plots your progress towards your goal on a Yellow Brick Road. Stay on track and Beeminder is free. Go off the road and you (literally) pay the price.|
|The Brain Stimulator creates electronic cognitive enhancement devices which use Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to influence the natural electrical impulses of the brain, often producing positive effects. Studies have shown that tDCS has promise to safely increase focus, short-term and longer-term memory, language learning abilities, mathematical skills, motor control, and induce “flow-state” learning capabilities.|
|Bulletproof is an industry leader in coffee, nutrition, supplements and technology developed to help people perform better, think faster, and live up to their fullest potential using a blend of time-tested knowledge and cutting-edge technology.|
|Fluxtream is an open-source non-profit personal data visualization framework to help you make sense of your life and compare hypotheses about what affects your well-being. Using Fluxtream, you can bring together and explore physiological, contextual, and observational data from many devices and apps on a common timeline.|
|Gordon Bell is on a quest to understand how to store everything in his life in cyberspace. Since 1998, he has been working on the MyLifeBits project with Jim Gemmell, founder of Trov, a company dedicated to helping people track their stuff. After QS2012, Gordon became a “trackee” of health data using CMU’s Bodytrack holding BodyMedia, Heartrate and other data.|
|At HeadsUpHealth, our goal is to make it easy for anyone to take control of their health information and use data to make better decisions. We integrate medical records, wearable data, self-tracking and legacy data (pdf, .csv etc.) into a personal repository. We then provide the tools needed to use this information for health optimization.|
|Kenkodo – The Metabolism Based Body Tracker – reveals insights into the relationship between your lifestyle and biochemical blood composition. Kenkodo is the first personalized metabolism analysis that combines personal lifestyle data with cutting-edge blood analytics. Users benefit from an easy and convenient blood sampling at home and insights that help to optimize well-being and to avoid diseases.|
|Dr. Mark Drangsholt is Professor and Chair of Oral Medicine at the University of Washington. He is a passionate enthusiast and supporter of the QS movement. His focus is on strengthening the bridge between academics and QS, and science and QS.|
|The Quantified Self Institute is an experimental collaboration between the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Groningen, the Netherlands) and QS Labs to bridge the gap between science and the QS community. It is a network of QS users/makers, researchers, students, companies and other institutions that support the mission to encourage a healthy lifestyle through technology, science and fun.|
|RescueTime helps you find balance on your digital devices so you can spend your time the way you want to. It builds you an accurate personal record of your activities on your computer or smartphone, and then provides tools to use that information to understand your time and make positive changes.|
|Rock Health is powering the future of the digital health ecosystem, bringing together the brightest minds across disciplines to build better solutions. Rock Health funds and supports startups building the next generation of technologies transforming healthcare.|
|Smarter Time is an automated time-tracking tool. Thanks to advanced in-house algorithms, it builds a comprehensive timeline and detailed analytics of your activities in as little as 1 min of use per day. A mix of reliable data, such as your app usage and your phone sensors, of room-level location and of your own input allows the tool to learn from you and become the tracker tailored to your life.|