• 7 out of 10 doing some kind of self tracking • 60% of U.S. adults are tracking weight, diet or exercise • 1/3 of adults are tracking some other indicator or symptom; 1/3 of caregivers are monitoring health indicators for loved ones • 50% of all self-trackers are only tracking "in their heads" • 1/5 are using technology • 62% of adults with >2 chronic conditions is self-trackingSource: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Social-Life-of-Health-Info.aspx
Sharing?- 2/3 of those who track dont share- 1/3 are sharing: 50% w/ family 50% w/ caregiver- 34% of self trackers aﬀected health decision- 40% led to asking their doctor a new question- 46% changed overall approach to health
QS challenges:1. Data ≠ insight2. The missing actuators3. “The diabetes paradox” (measuring sucks)4. Owning / licensing data5. Self quantiﬁcation vs. self-qualiﬁcation6. Self-tracking data is not generalizable7. Data needs a soul: context + peers
Thanks!I’m @mdbraberDigital Health StrategistWant to hear more or connect?Quantiﬁed Self Europe ConferenceMay 11-12, Amsterdam
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