iDoneThis blog: Ernesto Ramirez, →
idonethis: Meet Ernesto Ramirez, Ph.D student in public health, Quantified Self organizer, and disliker of to-do lists. Ernesto uses iDoneThis to feel great about what he gets done every day, to motivate himself to do more, and to create a record of his life. He made the following word cloud to show his…
Personal messages from Japan (by @Twitter) via the Twitter Blog. Imagine being able to visualize all health messages. What would that look like?
A t-shirt that analyzes your sleep - TNW Gadgets →
Sleep seems to be the next hot topic in health research. Makes sense as we spend roughly a third of our lives with our eyes closed. I think we are the at the beginning of a proliferation of different methods to record the quality of sleep. The real question will then become, “How can we help people sleep better?”
CycleStation 0.5: We Have The Technology to... →
marycanady: OK, a bit melodramatic in the title, yes. CycleStation 0.1 had its heyday, I logged about 40 miles on it (tracking much of it via the #cyclestation hashtag on Twitter). I felt as though the ergonomics wasn’t great and the bike I chose is a bit cheap unstable, so it felt a little wobbly…
We are inventors, we are makers, we are doers– Barrack Obama via @deeplocal
Mary Canady - CycleStation 0.1: Pedal While... →
marycanady: I’ve been disturbed by recent (some would say obvious) studies that your metabolism slows way down when you work at a computer and may in fact shorten our lifespans. What are those of us who rely heavily on computer work to do? I met Ernesto Ramirez from UCSD at a BarcampSD (think: camp…
This is a response to this excellent post by Scott Peppet over at Health 2.0 regarding the downsides of Quantified Self. As a card carrying member of the Quantified Self movement and self-identified number nerd I wanted to offer up some thoughts. I agree that we are living in a precarious time where data about ourselves that was once private, and in most cases unobtainable, is becoming public....
TargetWeight App partners with Withings wireless... →
Looks like a cool collaboration to help people meet their weight loss goals.
Are you helping your users be AWESOME? →
Great post by Kathy Sierra regarding social media and gamification.
Ideas that come from the ground up can be stronger and more effective for...– Xavier Leonard
Water, water everywhere, but nary a drop to drink– Samuel Taylor Coleridge via Harvey Fineberg at HHS/IOM Health Data Forum
Live Notes From Health Data Initiative Forum... →
Just make people better at something they want to be better at. When your goals...– Kathy Sierra & Bustr Bensn (h/t Diana Kimball)
Want to keep people invested in their health? Use their data to weave compelling...– Wellovator
Gamification: “Don’t automatically think of badges and points, think...– Robert Willington
The power of the mobile web will soon put native mobile apps to shame. What will...– Chief Wellovator
APIs are fun
On February 11th FitBit released their API into the wild and let developers get to work. Since then there have been some very neat integrations: Health Month: Set custom step goals Joshua Stein: Low battery notifier Earndit: Turn physical activity minutes into coupons for cool stuff FitBit Daemon: Update FitBit account with Twitter and Nike+ John McLaughlin: Lets you “suck” your...
I would rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.– Someone smart.