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Christel De Maeyer: My Journey With Sleep Monitoring

September 29, 2014

Like many people, Christel de Maeyer felt that her sleep could be better. Presenting at our 2013 conference in Europe, Christel shares what she learned from collecting over three years of sleep data. What did Christel do? Christel tracked her sleep for 2 years with various devices. She tested the effects of different variables on her sleep…

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Mark Leavitt: Whipping up My Willpower

August 22, 2014

When we decide to track one thing, we sometimes find that we are indirectly tracking something else.  That is the theme of today’s talk. When Mark Leavitt was 57, he found out that he had heart disease, a condition that runs in his family. Mark set about making some life changes. He tracked his weight…

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Eric Boyd: Tracking My Daily Rhythm With a Nike FuelBand

August 19, 2014

In 2013 Eric Boyd started using a Nike FuelBand to track his activity. Not satisfied with the built in reporting the mobile and web applications were delivering he decided to dive into the data by accessing the Nike developer API. By being able to access the minute-level daily data Eric was able to make sense…

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Peter Lewis on Meditation and Brain Function

July 18, 2014

As a long-time meditator, Peter Lewis had a suspicion that meditation could improve brain function, so he conducted a self-experiment and enlisted a few other individuals to help test his hypothesis. By using an arithmetic testing application, a timed meditation app, and an ABA research design he was find out that there was some support…

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Ellis Bartholomeus on Tracking Food with Photos

July 9, 2014

At the start of 2013 Ellis Bartholomeus decided to start keep track of her life. Since her friends were always asking about her eating habits (she was a consistent traveler and rarely at home) she decide to start tracking her food. Instead of entering in her food into a calorie counting app she started taking…

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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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Stan James on Learning From Your Laptop

June 5, 2014

Back in 2012 we first heard about a neat little project developed by Stan James called Lifeslice. It’s a simple application that tracks what you’re doing with your computer by taking a photo of you, a screen capture, and current location (all stored locally on your machine). Stan kept working on the project adding tweaks…