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    LA Quantified Self Meetup (08/11) - Device Show & Tell LA Quantified Self Meetup (08/11) - Device Show & Tell Presentation Transcript

    • Los Angeles QS Meetup
      Device Show & Tell
      Aug27th, 2011
      Eric Blue
      Blog: http://eric-blue.com
      Twitter: @ericblue
    • What is the Quantified Self?
      A brief definition
      My gadgets
      Activity: FitBit
      Weight + Blood Pressure: Withings (scale + HRM)
      Sleep: Zeo
      Heart Rate: Garmin FR60 heart rate monitor
      Location: GPS (Qstarz)
      Mental Focus: NeuroSky
      Other interesting devices/services
      Currently in Market
      Future devices
      Where to find more?
      2
      Overview
    • Multiple Terms
      The “Quantified Self”
      Coined by Kevin Kelly (kk.org) and Gary Wolf (aether.com)
      Personal Informatics
      Life Logging
      Self-Knowledge through numbers
      Analyze trends and set goals for self improvement
      Recording of daily activities (fitness, sleep, geolocation)
      Monitoring and display of information to various devices, systems, and tools
      Encompasses tracking more subjective things like mood
      3
      What is the Quantified Self?
    • Fitbit – http://www.fitbit.com
      Used for overall fitness tracking
      Total steps, distance, calories burned
      Logging ‘activities’ / workouts
      Occasional sleep tracking
      Use premium analytics for goal setting
      4
      My Gadgets - FitBit
    • WiThings – http://withings.com
      Used for weight management
      Wireless “Wi-Fi” enabled scale
      Tracks weight (lbs)
      Tracks body composition (fat %, BMI)
      Frequently use iPhone app to monitor progress
      and trends
      5
      My Gadgets – WiThings Scale
    • WiThings – http://withings.com
      New Blood Pressure Monitor
      Measures Systolic, Diastolic, & BPM
      Plugs into iPhone, iPad, or iPod
      Supports Microsoft Health Vault
      6
      My Gadgets – WiThingsBPM
    • My Zeo – http://myzeo.com
      Used for sleep tracking
      Tracking overall sleep health
      ZQ score
      Tracks total time spent sleeping
      Breaks down normal/deep/REM sleep
      7
      My Gadgets - Zeo
    • FR60– http://garmin.com
      Heart Rate monitor
      Chest strap to measure BPM
      Communicates data to watch
      Optional GPS addon
      Syncs to computer & http://connect.garmin.com
      8
      My Gadgets – Garmin FR60
    • MindWave– http://neurosky.com
      Measures brain waves
      Single-channel EEG
      Focus/Attention level
      Beta, alpha, theta, delta
      Many games available from the NeuroSky store
      9
      My Gadgets – NeuroSky
    • Qstarz - http://www.qstarz.com/
      Used for location tracking
      Stores GPS coordinates every 5 secs
      Gets precise latitude, longitude
      Speed and elevation data
      Saves waypoints and track data
      Tracking since 9/2010 – 700K coordinates!
      10
      My Gadgets – Qstarz GPS
    • Fitness
      BodyMedia FIT
      (http://www.bodymedia.com/)
      Philips Direct Life
      (http://www.directlife.philips.com/)
      Sleep
      WakeMate
      (http://wakemate.com/)
      11
      Other Devices – In Market
    • MyBasis
      (http://mybasis.com/)
      An amazing watch that tracks
      Heart rate
      Body temperature
      3D accelerometer
      (activity, sleep, any movement)
      GSR – Galvanic Skin Response
      Tracks sweat levels (workout intensity + stress)
      12
      Other Devices – Coming Soon [1]
    • Green Goose
      (http://www.greengoose.com/)
      Quirky name, interesting concept!
      low-cost sensors on real objects
      Sensors are stickers & last 1 year
      Attach to
      Tooth brushes – how often do you brush?
      Dog leash – walk the dog lately?
      Book bags – kids home from school?
      Water bottles – are you drinking enough H2O?
      Medication bottles – are elderly relatives taking medicine?
      13
      Other Devices – Coming Soon [2]
    • The Quantified Self Guide
      http://quantifiedself.com/guide/
      Personal Informatics
      http://personalinformatics.org/
      The Quantified Self Forums
      http://forum.quantifiedself.com/
      14
      Where to Find More?