Announcing: The Complete QS Guide to Self Tracking

January 12, 2011

One of the most common questions I get from people is, “do you have a list of all Quantified Self tools, or resources in a particular area, like heart rate variability or cognitive function?” We’ve been cobbling together a preliminary list of self-tracking resources over the past few months, but we are now very excited to announce that it will become a formal QS project.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio, which supports bold ideas at the cutting edge of health and health care, has awarded us a year-long grant, in partnership with Institute for the Future, to support the development of a complete online self-tracking resource guide. In fact, we are already starting to build the framework – which will allow each QS tool to be tagged, rated, and reviewed by the global QS community.

People interested in measuring their genetic predispositions, or sleep, or body fat, will be able to come to the guide to learn about the different tools available, interact with people who are measuring the same thing, and discover new ideas about how these observations can be useful.

Our colleagues at IFTF will also be researching the dynamics of this shared online resource as it evolves.

We are very excited about this project as a way to gather and organize all of our collective QS knowledge in one central place, for the benefit of self-trackers everywhere. We will post updates as the guide is built and let you all know when it is ready for your contributions!

UPDATE: The guide is now available at http://quantifiedself.com/guide

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