Category: QSPH


Livestream of the 2016 Quantified Self Public Health Symposium

May 18, 2016

Archived livestream footage from the 2016 Quantified Self Public Health Symposium hosted in San Diego, an annual event bringing together toolmakers and public health researchers to support new discoveries about our health and the health of our communities grounded in accurate self-observation.


Explaining Nightscout by Lane Desborough

February 23, 2016

Today the New York Times published a fantastic story by Peter Andrey Smith about the Nightscout and OpenAPS projects: A Do-It-Yourself Revolution in Diabetes Care. People with diabetes and parents of kids with diabetes are self-tracking by necessity, and we’ve learned a lot from their talks about their projects at QS meetings and conferences. Their impact is…


Have Faith in Ingenuity by Jose Gomez-Marquez

February 19, 2016

At the Little Device Lab at MIT, Jose Gomez-Marquez and his colleagues focus on bringing the ingenuity of the maker movement to the world of health and healthcare. In this talk from QSPH15, Jose uses specific examples from a new course at MIT to explain the idea of “transparent boxes” — systems and technologies that allow individuals to be creative in their exploration of themselves through data.


Building a Culture of Health by Stephen Downs

February 11, 2016

Stephen Downs, Chief Technology and Information Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, looks forward to the day when healthy choices are easy choices. That day may not be tomorrow, but identifying the early adopters, innovative thinkers, and technological disruptors can move us closer to that healthier world. In this talk from QSPH15, Stephen explains why the foundation decided to support the Quantified Self movement.


Scaling the QS Movement by Larry Smarr

February 3, 2016

Renowned physicist Larry Smarr is the founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), who helped bring the power of computing to scientific research. In this talk from QSPH15, Larry reflects on consideration for scaling the QS movement and how the values encoded in tools created during the birth of new fields can influence future developments that affect hundreds of millions of people.