Quan­tified Self

TagLast edit: 10 Jan 2023 1:37 UTC by CuoreDiVetro

The quantified self refers both to the cultural phenomenon of self-tracking with technology and to a community of users and makers of self-tracking tools who share an interest in “self-knowledge through numbers”. Quantified self practices overlap with the practice of lifelogging and other trends that incorporate technology and data acquisition into daily life, often with the goal of improving physical, mental, and emotional performance. The widespread adoption in recent years of wearable fitness and sleep trackers such as the Fitbit, combined with the increased presence of Internet of things in healthcare and in exercise equipment, have made self-tracking accessible to a large segment of the population.

Other terms for using self-tracking data to improve daily functioning are auto-analytics, body hacking, self-quantifying, self-surveillance, sousveillance (recording of personal activity), and personal informatics.

Idea: med­i­cal hy­pothe­ses app for mys­te­ri­ous chronic illnesses

riceissa19 May 2023 20:49 UTC
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Quan­topian con­test, but for food in­take and weight

Lucent8 Nov 2023 5:41 UTC
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My Effortless Weight­loss Story: A Quick Runthrough

CuoreDiVetro30 Sep 2023 23:02 UTC
117 points
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Ret­ro­spec­tive: Quan­tified Self Assessment

The Guild of the Rose5 Mar 2022 15:11 UTC
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Us­ing the Quan­tified Self paradigma for COVID-19

ChristianKl22 Mar 2020 21:14 UTC
27 points
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