How to get insight on yourself?
Tools for personal analytics
By Gene Leybzon
Personal Informatics
“Personal informatics is a class of tools that
help people collect personally relevant
information fo...
What we want to know?
• Common behavior
• Habits
• Thoughts
• Feelings
Why? (Motivation)
• To improve health
– Cure or manage health condition
– Achieve a specific goal
– Find triggers
• To imp...
How?
Data
Collection
Data
Analysis
Data
Visualization
Notification
Data Collection
• Sensors (Fitbit, WiFi-scale, heart rate monitor)
• Spreadsheets
• Applications (including mobile apps)
•...
Sensors and Devices
• Activity Monitors
– FitBit
– Nike+ Fuel Band
– Pebble
• Sleep monitors
– Lark
– WakeMate
• Diet
– Fi...
Data Analysis
• Statistical software
• Mathematica
• Custom apps for data analysis
Visualizations
• Web sites
– Fitbit
– ZAO
– Quantified Mind
• Excel
• Applications
Quantified Self Mobile apps
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How to gain insight on yourself? Tools for personal analytics.

  1. 1. How to get insight on yourself? Tools for personal analytics By Gene Leybzon
  2. 2. Personal Informatics “Personal informatics is a class of tools that help people collect personally relevant information for the purpose of self-reflection and self-monitoring“ [from http://www.personalinformatics.org/]
  3. 3. What we want to know? • Common behavior • Habits • Thoughts • Feelings
  4. 4. Why? (Motivation) • To improve health – Cure or manage health condition – Achieve a specific goal – Find triggers • To improve quality of life – Maximize performance – Mindfulness • To find new experiences
  5. 5. How? Data Collection Data Analysis Data Visualization Notification
  6. 6. Data Collection • Sensors (Fitbit, WiFi-scale, heart rate monitor) • Spreadsheets • Applications (including mobile apps) • Pen and paper • Web sites
  7. 7. Sensors and Devices • Activity Monitors – FitBit – Nike+ Fuel Band – Pebble • Sleep monitors – Lark – WakeMate • Diet – FirBit Aria scale – MyFitnessPal • Mood • Other – 23andMe (genetic) – WorkMeter – OmniCOntext
  8. 8. Data Analysis • Statistical software • Mathematica • Custom apps for data analysis
  9. 9. Visualizations • Web sites – Fitbit – ZAO – Quantified Mind • Excel • Applications
  10. 10. Quantified Self Mobile apps

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