LA Quantified Self Meetup (08/11) - Device Show & TellPresentation 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 
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 
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?