Presentation on theme: "Quantified Self CCT 506: Spring 2014 Maria Elena Firippis | Alvaro Espiritu Santo Raba| Kait Williamson | Liyuan Zhang."— Presentation transcript:
Quantified Self CCT 506: Spring 2014 Maria Elena Firippis | Alvaro Espiritu Santo Raba| Kait Williamson | Liyuan Zhang
The Quantified Self: Do you know what the Quantified Self Movement is?
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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