Kickstarter - Pulse Sensor: an Open Source... →
I just backed this because it is awesome. Can’t wait to get it and play around with some cool bio-feedback applications!
Habit Labs: The new smoke break →
habitlabs: I asked my Twitter and Facebook friends for the kinds of things you can do on a 5-minute work break. Here’s the list of things people came up with: sleep X hours do X pullups do X pushups stretch X minutes walk X minutes run/sprint X minutes run around the block drink water eat something… Buster is always full of good ideas!
FitBit + Google Spreadsheets = Awesome |... →
I did a write up for importing your FitBit data into Google Spreadsheets. If you have a FitBit and want to do some of your own data analysis and visualization then check it out.
Salt, Science & Citizens
The big news this week in the health field has been the de-bunking of the low salt diet for improved heart health. I don’t want to go into too much detail as the article has been described in much better detail that I care to go into here. You can read the article in The American Journal of Hypertension here or read a good overview of the implications and the historical science and political...
You are what you tweet: Tracking public health... →
What happens when you pull millions of tweets into a natural language processing system? Apparently you start to understand some health trends. This research may not prove to be valuable in the short term, but the process and methods of data mining the written word will become hugely important in the future. Imagine what Public Health professionals could do it they could track outbreaks in real...
I’ve been experimenting with sharing my weight via the Withings Scale. The Withings dashboard allows users to share their weight via twitter among a variety of other services. Usually weight is very private matter. Something that is rarely shared with close friends let alone made public. I’ve been sharing my weight for a little over a month now and a few things have happened and I...
30 Days of Awesome
via the always awesome Buster Benson.