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Tech savvy fitness-for12-17-13

  1. 1. Tech-Savvy Fitness Marc R. Stephens, MAED marque@umich.edu 1 1
  2. 2. Personal Informatics Using data such as heart rate, weight tracking, and other metrics to affect change in some aspect of one’s life. “Self-knowledge through numbers.” http://quantifiedself.com/ Marc’s weight data from mid-2008 through mid-October 2012 2
  3. 3. Examples • Workout tracking • Heart rate monitoring • GPS tracking • Weight & body composition tracking • Nutritional tracking • Blood pressure tracking • Blood chemistry tracking • Mood tracking • Sleep tracking ... just about any metric! 3
  4. 4. GEAR USED IN STUDENT ELECTIVE R.I.P. • Heart rate monitoring • GPS tracking • Workout manager • Activity tracking • Food log • Calories in/out • Sleep management • Sleep management 4
  5. 5. Sensor technology A device can be worn to record activity levels and other data through various means. Often associated with a website or smartphone app to analyze the data. Examples include BodyMedia Fitbit Nike Fuel Basis Watch GPS units 5
  6. 6. A Variety of Trackers BodyMedia Core bodymedia.com •FitBit •www.fitbit.com Basis Watch mybasis.com Nike+ Fuelband nikeplus.nike.com Jawbone Up jawbone.com/up 6
  7. 7. Key features: - Functions as a digital watch - Syncs with heart rate monitor and other exercise equipment - GPS-enabled - Sophisticated features (more than we will use in this course!) 7
  8. 8. • How to wear the heart rate monitor – strap around chest, with hard plastic part facing outward and centered over your xiphoid process – dampen the plastic electrodes on back of strap to establish better connectivity • Sync the heart rate monitor – About 30 feet distance between sensors required while syncing to prevent other HR strap signals from interfering. Spread out! 8
  9. 9. Heart rate monitoring 220 - age = maximum heart rate is only a ROUGH estimate! Better calculation found here: http://www.calculatenow.biz/sport/heart.php 9
  10. 10. Uploaded to the Garmin Connect website 10
  11. 11. Introduction to http://www.myzeo.com/ Sadly went out of business in 2013 11
  12. 12. Tools I Use 12
  13. 13. Global Positioning System (GPS) A network of satellites orbiting the Earth used to triangulate the exact position of a GPS receiver. 13
  14. 14. Google Earth and GPS data used together are a powerful tool 14
  15. 15. •Mapping of fitness data gives one the ability to pinpoint the data to a specific time and place. Image shows heart rate data shown along side a GPS trail. Image from fitness tracking software rubiTrack 15
  16. 16. Route planning in Google Earth! 16
  17. 17. Cumulative data can be used to keep a record of one’s achievements and as a motivational tool to set goals and aspirations. 17
  18. 18. Exercise and Food Tracking 18
  19. 19. Workout and diet tracking tools such as MyFitnessPal 19
  20. 20. fitocracy 20
  21. 21. Nutrition and Exercise Education 21
  22. 22. How’s the weather? –Weather websites & apps • Live doppler radar means we can monitor the website and head out when a window of opportunity presents itself. • Forecasts for longer-range planning • http://www.wunderground.com/ WeatherBugElite 22
  23. 23. Blogs and other Internet information sites 23
  24. 24. FatWatch 24
  25. 25. Marc’s weight data from mid-2008 through mid-October 2012 25
  26. 26. Marc’s weight data from mid-October 2011 through mid-October 2012 26
  27. 27. Marc’s fat weight data from mid-October 2011 through mid-October 2012 27
  28. 28. Marc’s weight and fat data from mid-October 2011 through mid-October 2012 28
  29. 29. When tracking weight daily, trend lines help conquer the chaos • Quarterly data for mid-July through mid-October 2012 29
  30. 30. Withings scale 30
  31. 31. Marc’s data as displayed by the Withings iPhone app 31
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