Technology Review Explores the Self-Tracking Movement

July 2, 2011

Emily Singer, a journalist with MIT’s Technology Review, has an extensive series of articles and interviews on “The Measured Life“. She was at the Quantified Self Conference a month ago, seems to have talked with everyone, and has since been writing up a storm.

The July issue of the magazine has a cool cover, the featured article is on The Measured Life, and there are highlights of many of the popular Tools for Quantifying Yourself.

There’s much, much more on the web.

Emily’s been tracking her own life, and reports on her overall experience, on physical movement, on sleep, and on blood pressure. Also very interesting are the failures, and technology troubles.

There are also video interviews. Kyle Machulis describes his efforts to hack tracking devices so everyone can access their own data. David Marvit talks about Fujitsu’s Sprout project and the importance of obtaining biometrics in real-world conditions. And Rajiv Mehta talks about the potential for personal science to make a significant impact on healthcare and medical science, and demos Tonic.

And there are posts on social networking and games in self-tracking technologies, on astronauts measuring sleep, a physician’s perspective, the new Health Graph effort, and a wristwatch that continuously monitors blood pressure.

 

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