Quantified Self: A Pathway to Personal Health


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Behavior change, especially health behavior change, is a deeply complex topic steeped in insights and exploration from various disciplines. Research in the field of health psychology has recently explored and highlighted the role of self-tracking as an effective tool for health behavior change. While self-tracking is a promising avenue to explore, there is little insight into the mechanisms by which self-tracking may be providing individuals the means to change their behavior.
Over the last few years there has been a swelling movement of individuals using self-tracking tools and systems to better understand and improve aspects of their lives. This growing community, Quantified Self, has blossomed into a worldwide movement of individuals discussing tools, methods and outcomes derived from self-tracking experimentation. The wealth of knowledge from the Quantified Self community provides us with a number of insights into not only how people use self-tracking, but also it’s possible future use cases as intelligent system design progresses.

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Quantified Self: A Pathway to Personal Health

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