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QS17 Preview: Mental & Metabolic Dashboard

May 30, 2017

While the terms ”dashboard” and ”machinery” may bring to mind the tidy and separable systems operating within a car, it’s the crossed wires of human neurophysiology that will be the subject of this conference preview. Dr. Tara Thiagarajan, founder of Sapien Labs, brings demonstrates how she has captured her ‘human music‘ by looking at interactions between her sleep, diet, water intake, and brain activity.

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QS15 Conference Preview: Bill Schuller's Quantified Talk

March 23, 2015

On June 18-20 we’ll be hosting the QS15 Conference & Expo in San Francisco at the beautiful Fort Mason Center. This will be a very special year with two days of inspiring talks, demos, and discussion with your fellow self-trackers and toolmakers, plus a third day dedicated to the Activate Exposition. As we start to fill out…

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Bill Schuller: The Quantified Talk

December 22, 2014

We’ve featured Bill Schuller here on the Quantifief Self website before. He’s given some great talks about tracking with his children. However, Bill hasn’t been satisfied with these or his other previous public speaking efforts. So like any good self-tracker he set out to see what he could learn from tracking and measuring his public…

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QSEU14 Breakout: Emotive Wearables

July 25, 2014

Today’s post comes to us from Rain Ashford. Rain is a PhD student, researcher, and hardware tinkerer who is interested in how personal data can be conveyed in new and meaningful ways. She’s been exploring ideas around wearable data and the hardware that can support it. At the 2014 Quantified Self Europe Conference, Rain led a…

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Rain Ashford on Wearing Physiological Data

July 2, 2014

Rain Ashford is a PhD student in the Art and Computational Technology Program at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is based on the concept of “Emotive Wearables” that help communicate data about ourselves in social settings. This research and design exploration has led her to create unique pieces of wearable technology that both measure and…

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Arlene Ducao on Tracking A Brain on a Bike

May 14, 2014

Arlene Ducao came to QS from using the WiFit to track personal metrics. As a researcher and maker she started to apply the lessons from self-tracking to another one of her interests, cycling. As a frequent bike ride she started with simple customizations like adding LEDs to her helmet. When consumer EEG devices came on…

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QS Los Angeles Meetup Recap

March 20, 2013

This guest post comes to us from QS Los Angeles member, Mark Krynsky. I went to the Los Angeles Quantified Self Meetup meeting on March 7th and had a fantastic time meeting like-minded people that are all willing to experiment and share their experiences. The meetup was held at the artisanal engineering studios of the…

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Jakob Larsen: My Experience with a Smartphone Brainscanner

April 13, 2012

 Jakob Larsen and his team at the Mobile Informatics Lab at the Technical University of Denmark have developed a way to build a real-time 3-D model of your brain using a smartphone and the Emotiv EPOC game controller headset. In the Ignite talk below, Jakob describes how the fourteen sensors in this mobile EEG device rival…

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Personal Informatics In Practice: A Cross-Platform Smartphone Brain Scanner

February 28, 2012

This is a guest post by Jakob Eg Larsen, an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) at the Cognitive Systems Section where he heads the mobile informatics lab (milab). His research interests include human-computer interaction, personal informatics, and augmented cognition. Better understanding of the intricate relations between our brains and behaviors is…

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iBrain tracks sleep – to what end?

February 2, 2009

QS Show&Tell regular David Duncan, author of the upcoming Experimental Man, blogged last week about his experience with the iBrain, a single electrode brain wave monitor under development by Philip Low, a neuroscientist and founder of Neurovigil, a startup that is commercializing his single electrode device for clinical and home use.  The picture at left…