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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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Mark Moschel on Tracking Rejection

Mark Moschel was challenged by his friend to participate in what he called “Rejection Therapy.” Could he go thirty days with the goal of being rejected at least once per day? Watch this entertaining talk to hear what Mark learned by tracking his experience.

We’ll be posting videos from our 2013 Global Conference during the next few months. If you’d like see talks like this in person we invite you to join us in Amsterdam for our 2014 Quantified Self Europe Conference on May 10 and 11th.

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Caspar Addyman and Sara Riggare on Tracking Parkinson’s

In the fall of 2011 we hosted our first European Quantified Self Conference. It was a fantastic time and we came away with new ideas, and the pleasure of bringing together a great group of individuals interested in self-tracking and self-knowledge. We see a lot of relationships form and blossom as a result of the bringing like-minded people together for few days of intimate sharing and conversation. With our the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference on the horizon we wanted to highlight one of those relationships.

Sara Riggare is a QS meetup organizer (Stockholm), PhD student, and Parkinson’s patient. At the 2011 QS Europe conference she met Caspar Addyman, a psychologist and researcher. Together they’ve partnered on a few projects to create self-tracking tools for the Parkinson’s community. Watch their Ignite presentation at the 2013 QS Europe Conference to learn more:

Make sure to register for our 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference. We hope to see you there!

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