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Presentation on BodyTrack by Anne Wright at the Quantified Self Conference in Mountain View, CA on May 29, 2011.

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    • BodyTrack
      • CREATE Lab
      • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Inspiration
      • See lives transformed through environmental exposure modification strategies. What can we learn from them to help others?
        • Examples: Allergies, food sensitivities, asthma, etc.
        • Does not fit well within standard diagnostic model
        • Culture of possibility: quality of life potentially improved if triggers better understood
        • Discovery process = citizen science
        • Desire better tools to capture observations, help with burden of memory
    • BodyTrack
      • Build open source tools to empower the individual
        • Measure and record
        • Visualize data online
        • Explore, discover potential relationships, and check hypotheses
      • Support growth of community of practice
      • Supply practitioners with a hopeful alternative to dead-end referrals
      • Capture and make visible factors affecting/reflecting wellness status over time
      Inputs
          • Air quality
          • Ambient environment: weather, temperature, pressure, humidity, light, etc.
          • Symptom severity
          • Coughing
      Outputs Both
          • Sleep quality
          • Activity levels, exercise
          • Food, medication, supplement ingestion
          • Mood
          • Physiological stress response
          • Social interactions
          • Where you go
    • BodyTrack Website BodyTrack chest strap: EKG, respiration, accelerometry; stress, cough/sneeze, snoring Indoor air quality BodyTrack Indoor Environmental station: Temp, humidity, barometric, sound levels, light levels; Sleep hygiene, air quality (with external sensor), charger and data gateway for chest strap Sleep logging Regional air quality: Particulates, other pollutants, pollen, mold Phone: Pictures, GPS location, activity; food, events, self-reporting Actigraphy: Activity and energy levels Weight
    • Explorable data viewer
    • Explorable data viewer
    • Explorable data viewer
    • Image review and tagging
    • We are looking for
      • Open-API data sources to integrate
      • Developers (hiring now!)
      • People who have gone through environmental sensitivity discovery process to interview
      • Health, environmental, and dietary researchers and practitioners
      • Users (soon!)
      • Contact: Anne Wright arwright @cmu.edu