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Tech-Savvy Fitness & the Quantified Self

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My presentation for the #WeMakeHealth conference.

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Tech-Savvy Fitness & the Quantified Self

  1. 1. or How I Hacked My Health Tech-Savvy Fitness and the Quantified Self Marc R. Stephens, MAED Instructional Designer University of Michigan Medical School
  2. 2. Marc’s weight data from mid-2008 through mid-October 2012
  3. 3. 3 Personal Informatics ““Self-knowledge through numbers.Self-knowledge through numbers.”” Marc’s weight data from mid-2008 through mid-October 2012
  4. 4. 4 All kinds of numbers!All kinds of numbers! •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!
  5. 5. Awareness image CC by Gdynia
  6. 6. Awareness via Tracking FitBit www.fitbit.com 6 Nike+ Fuelband nikeplus.nike.com Jawbone Up jawbone.com/up BodyMedia Core bodymedia.com Basis Watch mybasis.com
  7. 7. Sensor Technology A device worn to record activity levels and other data through various means.
  8. 8. Exercise and Food Tracking
  9. 9. MyFitnessPal
  10. 10. Stopped consistent tracking Consistency
  11. 11. Trend Analysis Overall Weight Body Composition (% fat)
  12. 12. Blogs and other Internet information sites Education
  13. 13. Nutrition and Exercise Education
  14. 14. Motivation
  15. 15. Gamification
  16. 16. Motivation 2 17 Milestones
  17. 17. Belief in oneselfBelief in oneself
  18. 18. Tools I Use
  19. 19. Basis Watch mybasis.com
  20. 20. Basis Data
  21. 21. Sites I Use
  22. 22. Thank you. marque @ med.umich.edu

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