Topic Archives: Videos
At the beginning of 2013 Kendra Albert set herself a very ambitious goal of reading five books a week. After tracking her reading by using Goodreads and writing short book reviews she realized that what she was reading wasn’t matching up to what she wanted to read. Watch her short talk with and the Q&A that follows to see how she used her tracking data to help her break out of her typical consumption pattern and include a more diverse set of authors. (Filmed at the Boston QS meetup group.)
Katrina Rodzon thought she was a relatively healthy person until she realized that seemingly disconnected symptoms pointed towards something real, a gluten intolerance. She took this hunch and decided to test it out using a simple elimination diet along with tracking her weight and subjective bloating and mood ratings. Watch her great talk from our 2013 Global Conference to find out what she learned.
With a projected 90 Million wearables to ship this year, it’s no surprise that different form factors are entering the marketplace. At our 2013 Global Conference we were excited to have Stephane Marceau, the co-founder and CEO of OMsignal, give a short talk about their technology and how he’s using it to track his life.
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.
As you may know, we get excited when someone in our community uses interesting data visualizations to help tell their self-tracking story. Jana Beck is no exception. As a woman living with Type 1 diabetes she’s constantly learning how to better understand what her Dexcom data is telling her. In this talk, Jana follows up on her previous show&tell presentation with some new visualization techniques she’s using. If you’re interested in Jana’s methods be sure to check out her Github repository and her work with Tidepool.org.
(Editor’s Note: I very interested in Jana’s use of Chernoff faces for multivariate data visualization. If you’re using this type of visualization for your own data I would love to see it. Get in touch.)
Since he was a child Mark Moschel has been a basketball fan. Growing up in Chicago he became a fan of Michael Jordan. What really captured his attention was the act of dunking a basketball. As an adult, and still a basketball fan, Mark decided he wanted to set a new goal for himself – learning to dunk a basketball. In this talk, presented at our 2013 Global Conference, Mark describes how he incorporated self-tracking in his efforts.
Aaron Rowe is a biochemist and researcher. When he realized that his lifestyle was leading him towards a unhealthy future he designed and tested an intervention to lower his cholesterol through nutritional supplements. In this talk, filmed at the Bay Area QS Meetup Group, Aaron describes his testing methods and his results from testing for 12 consecutive days.
Aaron cites a 1939 study of daily cholesterol variation as inspiration for this project. If you’re interested you can find that paper here.
Our show&tell talks usually give you insight into new and different self-tracking projects from a first person perspective. What we rarely hear about is how a self-tracking practice affects those around you, your family and friends. In this wonderful Ignite talk from our 2013 Global Conference Bill Schuller explains how his tracking has impacted his kids and what he’s learned from their experiences.
Vivienne Ming is an accomplished neuroscientist and entrepreneur. When she’s not conducting research or working on new ideas she’s busy taking care of her son Felix. Two years ago Felix was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Vivienne and her partner tackled his diagnosis head on and started tracking everything they could. In this talk, presented at the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference, Vivienne explains what they’re learning together.
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.
In this video from the always great Meetup of the London Quantified Self group, Gary Monk describes his detailed relaxation and focus experiments using continuous HRV measurement with HeartMath’s Inner Balance sensor in the course of his normal daily life.
Let’s end the year with this fun, short video about building your own QS devices. Thank you to Mike and Lisa Winter for giving us a look at what’s possible, fresh from your amazing studio.
WE WISH YOU ALL A CREATIVE AND INSPIRING 2014!
Please join us in Amsterdam for our 2014 Quantified Self Europe Conference on May 10 and 11th.