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Quantifying Family Caregiving

May 18, 2015

Today’s post comes to us from our longtime friends and collaborators, Rajiv Mehta and Dawn Nafus. Read below to find out about an exciting new project they’re starting and a great Breakout Discussion they have planned for our QS15 Conference What would it look like to take a “QS approach” to a major social and…

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QSEU14 Breakout: Families and Self-tracking

July 23, 2014

Today’s post comes to use from our friend and co-organizer of the Bay Area QS meetup group, Rajiv Mehta. Rajiv and Dawn Nafus worked together to lead a breakout session that focused on self-tracking in the family setting at the 2014 Quantified Self Europe Conference. They focused on the role families have in the caregiving…

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Conference Preview: Discussing Families & Self-Tracking

April 22, 2014

Last June, the Pew Internet Research Project released a report entitled, Family Caregivers are Wired for Health. The authors – Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan and Kristen Purcell – found that 40% of Americans are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues. Of special interest to us: “When controlling for age, income, education, ethnicity, and good…

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Caring and Tracking

June 21, 2013

Earlier this year we discussed some very interesting research from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project about the role of technology and the Internet in health and healthcare. We were lucky to have Susannah Fox, Associate Director at Pew,  talk to us a bit about what it means when 21% of people who track…

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The Inspiring Story of Sophia

September 6, 2010

Karen Herzog and Richard Sachs of Sophia’s Garden and Valley Design Group were the last to speak. They stood before a hushed audience at the last Bay Area QS Show&Tell, telling the incredible, moving story of their late daughter Sophia. Sophia had Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, a rare lysosomal storage disease. Karen and Richard coordinated…