Our motivation was to put more emphasis on cognitive measurements in the QS community saying that measuring cognitive functions is difficult but provides a much richer understanding of ourselves compared to single-dimension measurements (such as steps taken, heart-rate and weight) that have been the primary focus of the QS community…
I’m now a visiting scholar at Stanford University where I join the Calming Technology Lab to work on aspects of personal informatics and quantified self for future pervasive and wearable computing/sensing systems.
If you thought giving an Ignite Talk was stressful (a 5 minute presentation accompanied by 20 slides each displayed for 15 seconds, and the slides automatically advance) then try giving a live demonstration of your research prototype meanwhile :-)
Feeling like a rock star was during the break after the presentation where I got to talk to so many interesting people from the quantified self community that were interested in our research.
An article in the danish newspaper Information discuss how “Electronics keeps an eye on your sleep and diet”. The article discuss how technologies including mobile phones and mobile applications can support people in self-monitoring of weight, exercise, sleep, etc. also in a social context. In addition how these types of applications are also turned into games to make the activities fun and motivating.