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Quantified Self CCT 506: Spring 2014 Maria Elena Firippis | Alvaro Espiritu Santo Raba| Kait Williamson | Liyuan Zhang.

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1 Quantified Self CCT 506: Spring 2014 Maria Elena Firippis | Alvaro Espiritu Santo Raba| Kait Williamson | Liyuan Zhang

2 The Quantified Self: Do you know what the Quantified Self Movement is?

3 OVERVIEW Definition of the QS Movement An international collaboration of users and makers of self- tracking tools History of the movement 2007, Term Q&S appeared  2010, TED lecture  2011, first international conference  Now, 100+ groups in 34 countries Examples of QS Devices Nike run tracker, Fitbit, Hormone patch, Head bands, Smartphone Apps

4 THE TECH AND INTERFACES Diagram of the Jawbone UP Not limited to this sort of trackers: -mobile apps (Smartphone), headbands, other bracelets, clip on trackers to clothing, anklet, etc. PUSH BUTTON Switches between modes. Vibration Motor: for alarms and alerts Oscillator: stipulates system clock Microprocessor Tri-Axis Accelerometer Battery Charger Voltage Regulation (underside) Serial Flash Memory (underside) STATUS LIGHTS Active mode = sun sleep mode = moon.

5 ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE QS MOVEMENT It’s only for professional athletes. Only Health related topics can be quantified The information quantified only works for short- term benefits. The movement doesn’t bring people together.

6 SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS / LIMITATIONS Privacy & Safety concerns Motivation How are users encouraged to buy/ stay motivated Long term effects of QS devices on users’ interest. When is TMI, TMI ? Cross-roads Is QS here to stay as a useful tool or is it a fad? Limitations of the tech on different user groups.

7 THE FUTURE OF THE QS MOVEMENT “The Quantified Us” Early warning alerts (heart conditions or epilepsy) Consumer Personalized Medicine Health Social Network #Patients like me

8 Questions? https://www.facebook.com/QuantifiedSelfCCT


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