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Don’t You Love To Know …
• Where you’re going?
• Who you’ve interacted with?
• How long you’ve spoken to friends?
• The affinity of connections?
• How long it takes to get to work?
• The tone of your messages
• The amount you text, tweet or update?
• How much exercise you’re getting?
• How much you get distracted?
Will Internet of Things (IOT) Help Us To Know More
“We are at the tipping point
for broader IoT adoption with
53 percent of organizations
planning to implement an IoT
solution in the next 24 months.
Organizations in Asia Pacific
and Latin America are more
aggressive with 69 and 60
planning to implement over
the same time period”
[Source: “Building Value from Visibility.” – A Forrester
Consulting Thought Leadership paper Commissioned
by Zebra Technologies, October 2012]
We Evolve Because We Communicate
• It is also important to note there is a direct correlation between the input (data) and
• The more data that is created, the more knowledge and wisdom people can obtain.
• IoT dramatically increases the amount of data available for us to process.
Harnessing the Data
n Every day, events occur in a
business: Assets are used,
transactions take place and
employees move about.
n Events constantly happen
and those events constantly
n What if you could harness this
information and form new
insights to solve a business
challenge or drive
n The Internet of Things
technologies will make this
Three Trends Moving to Mainstream
n that you capture everything, but for the purpose of sharing the
details of your life with other people.
n Life-streaming is sharing everything.
n Monitors your biological status
n when you use technology to capture events, documents and
experiences and keep them in a chronological timeline.
n Lifelogging is keeping everything;
The continuous tracking of various
aspects of our physical bodies
n how many calories we burn;
n our body fat percentage;
n how many steps we take in a
n how long we sleep;
n how many hours a week we
spend commuting or sitting at a
What is Quantified
We have the ability to measure
and score our lives
n social reach and influence;
n tastes and preferences;
n credibility and reputation;
Quantified Self Measurements…
n Physical Activities
n Miles, steps, calories, repetitions, sets, METs1
n Diet and Nutrition
n Calories consumed, carbs, fat, protein, specific ingredients, glycemic index, satiety,
portions, supplement doses, tastiness, cost, location
n Psychological, Mental, and Cognitive States and Traits
n Mood, happiness, irritation, emotion, anxiety, esteem, depression, confidence
n IQ, alertness, focus, selective/sustained/divided attention, reaction, memory, verbal
fluency, patience, creativity, reasoning, psychomotor vigilance
n Environmental Variables
n Location, architecture, weather, noise, pollution, clutter, light, season
n Situational Variables
n Context, situation, gratification of situation, time of day, day of week
n Social Variables
n Influence, trust, charisma, karma, current role/status in the group or social network
1METs = Metabolic equivalents Source: http://measuredme.com/2012/10/building-that-perfect-quantified-self-
Smartring (ElectricFoxy), Electronic tattoos (mc10), $1 blood API (Sano
Intelligence), Continuous Monitors (Medtronic)
QS Sensor Mania! Wearable Electronics
Smartphone, Fitbit, Smartwatch (Pebble), Electronic T-shirt (Carre), Scanaflo Urinalysis1
Source: Swan, M. Sensor Mania! J Sens Actuator Netw 2012.
1Glucose, protein, leukocytes, nitrates, blood, bilirubin, urobilinogen, specific gravity, and pH urinalysis
Increasingly continuous and automated data collection
Sensor Mania! QS Gadgetry Trend
Source: Swan, M. Sensor Mania! The Internet of Things, Objective Metrics, and the Quantified Self 2.0. J Sens
Actuator Netw 2012.
Portable sensors can take readings of
things that are not even perceived by
humans, such as oxygen levels in the
blood or the amount of carbon dioxide
in the air.
Floor Tiles That Can Monitor
the Health of the Elderly
A strip of pressure-sensitive floor
tiles made of plastic evaluates a
walker’s health based on
footstep patterns. The tile
system’s cloud-based analytics
can provide health updates via
smartphone and assist caretakers
for the elderly.
Tactonic, which plans to start
selling IntelliMat tiles on its website
later this year, is refining them to
track arthristis, joint weakness,
and Parkinson’s disease. Beyond
in-home care, the tiles are
valuable to hospitals and
Sensors can also log the three billion or so heartbeats in a person's lifetime,
along with other physiological indicators, and warn of a possible heart
attack. This information would allow doctors to spot irregularities early,
providing warnings before an illness becomes serious.
Your physician would have access to a detailed, ongoing health record, and
you would no longer have to rack your brain to answer questions such as
"When did you first feel this way?"
Star Trek’s Tricorder
A tricorder is a multifunction hand-held device used for sensor
scanning, data analysis and recording data.
First appeared in a Star Trek episode
“The Enemy Within” on Oct. 6, 1966
Take a Stroll Down a
Virtual Memory Lane
“How much more IOT can do is only left to
your imagination and to your budget. You
can do as little or as much with IoT as you
Lifelogging - is moving beyond just counting how many
steps you take
Soon it will encompass almost everything we do, generating vast quantities of data in
the process. But how can you organize and browse all the video, audio, image and
text data you amass?
Logging Your Mind
In the future, Gurrin
(Dublin City University in
Ireland) envisages that
sensors will do memory
ranking. "A spike due to
excitement in a certain
part of the brain could
then be logged
alongside the video to
infer its importance
level," he says
How to automatically
annotate files with
tags and to easily browse
• Fast browsing through memories will be dependent on such annotation
• To do this efficiently, we'll need machine learning algorithms that can
automatically recognize and tag all forms of lifelogged data.
• Only then will we get the killer applications,
Benefits of Lifelogging
It will take quite some time for people to feel comfortable with
‘always connected’ devices that can discreetly take photos or
videos. One question is if the benefits outweigh the negatives.
Benefits of Lifelogging - Security
A huge amount of crimes are being filmed these days by passer’s by
with cell phones. No need for security cameras when everyone in a
building has a smart phone with a camera.
Benefits of Lifelogging – Precious Moments
In ‘Total Recall’ (no relation to the movie) Gorden Bell (of Microsoft acclaim)
found that by digitizing everything in his life he was able to reduce stress by a
massive amount. Need a receipt of something you bought years ago? No
problem, just do a quick search and it should pop right up.
What he also found was that by taking photos of everything moment of his life
he could go back to precious unexpected moments that you wouldn’t normally
take photos of.
Benefits of Lifelogging – Memory Recall
These moments could include a photo of your wife on the day you both met or a
last photo of your beloved dog. It could also help with memory. Search for
someone’s name and you’ll have all the information (including photos) of that
person pop up when you are about to talk with them.
Top 10 Places That Have Banned
Because of these concerns, Google Glass
has already received a number of pre-bans
at certain places.
2. Sports Arenas/Concert Venues
3. Locker Rooms/Dressing Rooms
4. Movie Theaters
8. Strip Clubs
I think the really big issue here is that you might, individually, not worry about
publishing details of your personal life.
But you are publishing your friends, family and business contacts details at the
same time. You are potentially compromising your family and friends!
Lifelogging: Is It An Invasion Of Privacy?
Thought Controlled Computing
[Source: http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/04/next-step-for-wearables-neurosky-brings-its-smart-sensors-to-health-fitness/ ]
The flagship product, MindWave, is
a headset that can log into your
computer using just your thoughts.
Researchers recently used the EEG
headset to develop a toy car that
can be driven forward with
NeuroSky’s smart sensors can also
track your heart rate and other
bodily metrics and can be
embedded in the next generation
of wearable devices.
“We make it possible for millions of
consumers to capture and quantify
critical health and wellness data,”
Yang (CEO of Softbank) said.
Softbank is the funder.
NeuroSky – Thought Controlled Computing [Video]