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Novartis to license Google "smart lens" technology

Novartis to license Google "smart lens" technology | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
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Google and Novartis team up to build smart contact lens to measure glucose levels and transmit it wirelessly.

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Nicholas Felton Quantified Literally Every Conversation He Had in 2013

Nicholas Felton Quantified Literally Every Conversation He Had in 2013 | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
It may be the most ambitious piece of personal data-gathering in history.
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The structuralist's dream. Some beautifully written parts.

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This Guy Tracks Everything About Himself And Puts It Up Online For Everyone To See | TechCrunch

This Guy Tracks Everything About Himself And Puts It Up Online For Everyone To See | TechCrunch | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
Software developer and designer Anand Sharma started tracking everything about himself in March, including how many steps he takes in a day, the distance..

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“Finding the right balance in a world where there is never enough time and everything is trying to get your attention is really hard, and this helps make it a bit easier.”

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Wearable technology: looking at the data behind the buzz | Information Age

Wearable technology: looking at the data behind the buzz | Information Age | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
Sentiment analysis from social media chatter around the world has looked at the explosive growth in conversations around wearable technology, giving early indications of where the key products and players are heading
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Structural online discourse analysis from Brandwatch (social media analytics company)

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The five modes of self-tracking

The five modes of self-tracking | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
Recently I have been working on a conference paper that seeks to outline the five different modes of self-tracking that I have identified as currently in existence. I argue that there is evidence t...
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Deborah Lupton suggests five types of self-tracking

 

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The Rise of the Wearable Technology Market

The Rise of the Wearable Technology Market | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
If you’re tuning into the tech-based conference SXSW this week, you’ll see a certain type of technology dominating the conversation there: wearable technology. Deb Hanamura, SXSW participant and Director of Marketing at Metia observed “This is one of the first years where I’ve seen [the topic of] social media quiet down at SXSW... it’s being replaced by wearable technology, which is really what I think next year will be all about.”
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Analysis of which companies have issued most patents on wearables in the last years.

 

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Even Babies Have Wearable Tech Now

Even Babies Have Wearable Tech Now | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
The next generation is already glued to their technology. Might as well hand them an iPhone out of the womb. 
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The baby quantification app.

 

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Obamacare Meets Wearable Technology | MIT Technology Review

Obamacare Meets Wearable Technology | MIT Technology Review | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
Electronics companies think the Affordable Care Act will push us to embrace technology to track our health and lifestyles.
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Article on Wearables and Obamacare by promising QS scholar Natasha Dow Schüll.

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Forget Glass. Here Are Wearables That Protect Your Privacy.

Forget Glass. Here Are Wearables That Protect Your Privacy. | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
Fashion for the privacy-forward. (#Forbes Fashion for the privacy-forward. http://t.co/syLzfOzuBk)

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Anti-Wearables :-)

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Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws - Telegraph

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws - Telegraph | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities

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On security in smart devices

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When IoE Gets Personal: The Quantified Self Movement!

When IoE Gets Personal: The Quantified Self Movement! | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
Microsensors in your shoes compile data on where you go and how much you walk or run. Your workout clothes track your daily progress at the gym and tell you
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The Internet of Everything as life-saver and "by co-opting some of the techniques of gaming, Quantified Self introduces one of the greatest motivators of all, fun."

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Sense: Know More. Sleep Better.

Sense: Know More. Sleep Better. | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
Sense is a simple system that tracks your sleep behavior, monitors the environment of your bedroom and reinvents the alarm.
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Quantifying sleep in relation to the environment.

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Google's 'perfect human' project isn't evil, it's business

Google's 'perfect human' project isn't evil, it's business | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
This past Friday, Google unveiled the latest in a line of ambitious and somewhat confounding health programs. After building a glucose-measuring contact lens and a mysterious skunkworks program to...
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breaking down boundaries

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A bite of Me

A bite of Me | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
I've data mined myself. I've violated my own privacy. Now I am selling it all. But how much am I worth?
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Sell your data yourself?

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The Wearables Revolution: the biggest market ever - MarketWatch (blog)

The Wearables Revolution: the biggest market ever - MarketWatch (blog) | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
The Wearables Revolution: the biggest market ever
MarketWatch (blog)
That is, wearables are to the smartphone and tablet what the smartphone and tablet were to PCs.
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Megalomanic predictions. Yet, of course such predictions will contribute to the capital available for wearables development.

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Qualitative self-tracking and the Qualified Self

Qualitative self-tracking and the Qualified Self | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
The idea of "qualitative self-tracking" is one that I've mentioned on my blog before. It's a term in which I think but it's also one that I'm aware of being unclear about exactly what I mean by it....
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Mark Carrigan suggests the notion of a "Qualified Self" in order to show how data is always mediated by the Self.

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These companies are tracking the fitness of their employees

These companies are tracking the fitness of their employees | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
As the quantified self movement grows, a number of companies are looking to smartphone apps to deliver data-driven insights to create a more productive workforce. Siraj Datoo reports
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"“A few weeks in it’s already had an incredible effect. Browsing everyone’s sleep patterns and talking about how to get more deep sleep has an amazing effect on productivity."

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There's a fitness tracker for vaginas. Quantifying your life has gone too far

There's a fitness tracker for vaginas. Quantifying your life has gone too far | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
Jess Zimmerman: Biofeedback is great ... right up until you use it to get positive feedback from everyone you know
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"The quantified self breaks down into numbers – and there's value to that – but it takes the aggregate self out of the equation. Focusing on the numbers our activities generate skips over how we feel and how we function – and it becomes really easy to forget about that entirely because neither figures in to your score."

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SexFit: The world's first couple's sexual fitness tracker

SexFit: The world's first couple's sexual fitness tracker | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
How many of you out there use fitness trackers like Jaw…
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After the spreadsheets app there seems to come SexFit now. Including LED performance indicator lights.

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Questioning the Quantified Self as it Marches Towards Mainstream

Questioning the Quantified Self as it Marches Towards Mainstream | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
I'm back at the Media Lab today and got to attend a talk by cultural anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll, of MIT's Science, Technology, and Society program, who's speaking at Pattie Maes's Tools for Well-Being series. Digital technologies can have negative impacts on our well-being. Natasha grew interested in the topic over the course of writing Addiction by…
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Similarities between gambling and tracking.

 

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Behavioural Modelling Outcomes prediction using Casual Factors

Generating models from large data sets—and deter-mining which subsets of data to
mine—is becoming increasingly automated.


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On privacy: Automated models to predict users body mass index or monthly energy consumption without themselves tracking it.

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The promise of urban informatics: some speculations by Nigel Thrift | EPA


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On anticipation through urban informatics

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Zenobase

Zenobase | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
Store, aggregate and visualize your data.
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Platform offering combinations of different tracking devices as well as life-correlations.

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Google X building 'smart' contact lens to measure glucose levels for diabetics

Google X building 'smart' contact lens to measure glucose levels for diabetics | Quantified Selves, wearables and scholars studying both | Scoop.it
There's no doubt that Google is becoming a full-fledged hardware company, but the latest Google X project is a lot different that tablets and smartphones — the company just announced that it's...
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Hope for diabetics and a new line of sight

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