Experiments In Treating My Crohn's Disease
Four years ago, Ari Meisel was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. After a couple years of intense pain, sixteen pills a day, and another visit to the hospital, he decided to take control of his pain. So he started to track everything and eventually cured himself of Crohn's disease by experimenting with some unusual supplements, nutrition and fitness regimens. In this talk, Ari discusses what he learned from his experiment and shares his tracking regimen.
Tracking My Sleep And Resting Heart Rate
Jakob Eg Larsen
Jakob Eg Larsen is an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark. He has long-term data on his sleep and his resting heart rate. In this video, Jakob talks about how these two types of data linked. He also shares what he learned and the insights that he has obtained from the longitudinal tracking of his sleep and resting heart rate.
Sleep As A Galaxy
Danielle Roberts shares the background behind the artwork that she designed for Emfit. Danielle is a long-time tracker and took a month of sleep data she captured using Emfit. She analyzed the data and visualized it into a final presentable art piece that she calls "Sleep as a Galaxy."
Improving Mental Focus Through Lifelogging
Justin Lawler has struggled remaining focused in school and in work throughout his life and so about a year and a half ago he went on a paleo diet and noticed some real improvements in focus. However, he noticed that he was still having some noticeable mood swings, so he decided to try Quantified Mind to start quantifying his cognitive function and short-term memory. In this talk, he shares his upward trending data and analysis over the past two and a half months.
My Life In 40 Variables
Justin Timmer has been tracking about 40 variables using apps and wearables since 2013. In this talk, he shares his findings from his data; how tracking himself raises his awareness of things, confronts him with facts and makes him investigate deeper. He also shares what learned about happiness, stress, his phone use, sleep, and many other life-lessons.
Tracking After A Stroke: Doctors, Dogs, And All The Rest
Andreas Schreiber is a scientist at German Space Agency, where he travels a lot, attends a lot of conferences all over the world and has a lot of stress which led him to a stroke in 2009. After his stroke, he started tracking his vital signs, sleep and weight. In this talk, he discusses what he did, his various tracking and other activities that help him stay healthy.
What I learned From Extensive Morning Tracking
Peter Joosten is a blogger and he blogs in Dutch about Quantified Self. The main part of his blog is on his monthly experiments. He tries something new every month. There are three categories, sometimes he stops doing things, sometimes he introduces new things, and sometimes he try to optimize certain things. For the last two years, he ran these month-long experiments that have taught him about what affects how he feels in the morning. He looks at sleep quality, room temperature, heart rate, and heart rate variability. In this talk, he shares what he has learned from his extensive morning tracking.
Bethany Soule is the co-founder of Beeminder, a commitment tool which she characterizes as “goal-tracking with teeth.” She and Daniel Reeves, the other founder, has spoken on how they tracked the development of the tool and integration it with other QS tools. In this talk, Bethany shares how she was inspired by Nick Winter’s “Maniac Week“, to focus solely on working and sleeping while documenting a person's face and screen with a time-lapse video for a week. She shares what she learned from it--the accomplishments, the failures and the side effects of the project.