Tag: science


Introducing iMeRG: The Individual Metabolic Research Group

February 19, 2015

Here at QS Labs we take great pride in supporting a worldwide network of meetup groups. From Bucharest to the Bay Area, we have over 100 groups meeting to discuss self-tracking, share experiences, and learn from each other. We wanted to highlight a new group, based in southern Oregon, that is using self-tracking to expand…


The Quantified Self Institute

March 12, 2014

We are excited to be bringing a scientific and research track to the upcoming 2014 QS Europe Conference. We’ve been pushed and prodded by many of our friends in the QS community to make this happen. Today we’re highlighting one of those friends and collaborators, the Quantified Self Institute. Read below to learn more about…


Submit Your Quantified Self Research

March 10, 2014

We’ve been holding Quantified Self Conferences since 2011. Every year since then we’ve been approached by scientists and researchers in the academic community to help them find a way to incorporate their work and their ideas into our structure. After a few years of holding back, listening, and watching the research community become engaged with…


Ian Eslick on Self-Tracking, Self-Experimentation, and Self-Science

March 3, 2014

In order to manage his psoriasis, Ian Eslick used a self-tracking technique of making mental notes to himself on triggers and symptom severity. Surprisingly, Ian found that these mental models actually informed more consistent and rigorous tracking methods. In this talk, Ian describes his research on exploring how to help people create and engage with personal experimentation.


Donate Your Spit for Science

January 6, 2014

Scanadu, a valued annual sponsor of the Quantified Self, invites you to donate your spit for science! Check out the announcement below to learn more. — Do you have a cough, fever, sore throat, achy muscles, and/or a runny nose? If you do, you can help us better understand the biology of upper respiratory infections and/or…


Gustavo Glusman on Introducing QS into the Scientific Community

July 8, 2012

Gustavo Glusman is a member of Leroy Hood’s group at the Institute for Systems Biology. At a recent Hood group retreat, the main topic of conversation was Quantified Self! In the video below, Gustavo gives a fascinating recap of the retreat, including how the researchers talked about QS, what experiments they did on themselves, and…


QS 101: The Science of Self Experimentation

May 3, 2012

This special guest post in our ongoing QS 101 series comes to us from Dan Gartenberg, our great QS-Washington DC meetup organizer, and his fellow graduate students in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition program at George Mason University. Turning Scientific Concerns into Strengths for Quantified Self Experimentation By Dan Gartenberg, Ewart de Visser, and…