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QiCrafting is an innovation firm that helps brands, agencies and startups find new opportunities at the intersection of wellness and technology, including mobile health, quantified self and wellness communities.
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For Wearable Computing, Software Must Be King

For Wearable Computing, Software Must Be King | QiCrafting | Scoop.it
“ With a flood of wearable gadgets now on the market, Forrester Research warns that companies need to create better software for consumers to give them feedback around their daily routines.”
Via JP DOUMENG
Gaurav Mishra's insight:
It seems that the quantified self game is shifting back to how effectively software apps can use self-tracking data from smart phones and smart watches to help people change their behavior. Perhaps, the end to the distraction of an endless stream of new devices will create the possibility for widespread adoption and real value.
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The Quantified Soul | Al Jazeera America

The Quantified Soul | Al Jazeera America | QiCrafting | Scoop.it
“ The developers of mindfulness apps believe technology can make us happier and healthier”
Via Deborah Lupton
Gaurav Mishra's insight:
Quantified self data is most powerful when we use it to reconnect with our intuition, and I believe that apps and devices that measure our minds (and not only our bodies) are the next step.
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What if companies were to create formal BYOD policies for quantified self devices?

What if companies were to create formal BYOD policies for quantified self devices? | QiCrafting | Scoop.it

What if companies were to create formal BYOD policies to encourage employees to bring their quantified self devices and share their data, then award them with fitness prizes, or offer them discounts on health insurance.

Gaurav Mishra's insight:

The intersection of quantified self with health insurance is a controversial topic, primarily because of privacy concerns. However,adoption by employers and health insurers might drive the adoption of quantified self beyond early adopters into the mainstream. What do you think?

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Fitness trackers are on the outs, but wearables are not - Fortune Tech

Fitness trackers are on the outs, but wearables are not - Fortune Tech | QiCrafting | Scoop.it
“ “Fitness tracking is just not a compelling use case,” says the maker of a fitness tracker.”
Via JP DOUMENG
Gaurav Mishra's insight:
It seems that mobile phones and smart watches are likely to emerge as the preferred quantified self form factors, not fitness bracelets. My own experiments with wearing four bracelets (Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, Fitbit Flex and Misfit Shine) has ended, but I still have the Moves app running in the background on my iPhone.
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What are your favourite apps for aggregating and analyzing quantified self data?

What are your favourite apps for aggregating and analyzing quantified self data? | QiCrafting | Scoop.it
Measuring and tracking your body’s functions and activities has never been easier — but what to do with all that data?
Gaurav Mishra's insight:

"Sensors and tracking devices and apps are enabling us to easily monitor an enormous number of diverse states — including weight, blood pressure, carbon dioxide levels, sleep patterns, movement, steps taken, miles ridden and body fat levels.

It may be fun to find out all that stuff, but how do you manage the reams of collected data? And most important, what do you do with the information once you have it? The first step is to collect the data in one app, so that all your data appear in the same app and on the same interface.

But bringing in fitness data to one location to make it easily accessible is just the beginning. Once the data is available, the next step would be to make connections between, for example, your sleep history and what you ate the night before. Then, if processing is sophisticated enough, the app would analyze the connections and make suggestions for improving your life, or even predict the possibility of a coming disease."

I have been using a number of quantified self devices -- Nike Fuel Band, Jawbone Up, Misfit Shine, Fitbit Flex, Mio Alpha and Withings Smart Body Analyzer -- apart from a number of passive activity tracking apps, running apps, meditating apps and sleeping apps. So far, it has been a challenge to get all this data together in one place. I am trying out CarePass and TicTrac. What are you trying out?

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