(http://quantdoctor NULL.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/nightstand2 NULL.jpg)Our self-tracking demonstration project is in full swing. We have been testing a variety of devices and aggregating data on the BodyTrack (http://bodytrack NULL.org) platform. Along with 9 volunteers, we have also been exploring how a Quant Coach and Quant Doctor can productively work with self-trackers to improve the experience.
My favorite devices so far, some of which are pictured on my nightstand here:
1. Mymee (http://mymee NULL.com) self-tracking app. Currently for iPhone/iPad only, in a pre-release alpha. Allows tracking of subjective variables, including photos of food and surroundings, with geotagging.
2. Zeo (http://myzeo NULL.com) sleep-tracking device. A three-lead frontal EEG that tracks sleep stage. For me, it’s been very accurate and helpful.
3. BodyTrack (http://bodytrack NULL.org) environmetal sensor. The bare circuit board in lower left. Currently in alpha, tracks ambient light, sound, and in combination with an air quality sensor (middle rear) small and large particulates in the air.
4. Emwave2 (http://heartmath NULL.com). Measures heart rate variability (HRV) as a surrogate marker for relaxation/stress and focus. Still seeing if this will pan out but quite promising so far.
5. Withings (http://withings NULL.com) blood pressure cuff. Just a BP cuff, but syncs through the iPad. Pretty slick.
6. Looxcie 2 (http://looxcie NULL.com) video camera. Worn like a bluetooth headset, allows continuous video recording and capture of past snippets when something interesting occurs. Still seeing if we can get accurate timestamps to allow these to be incorporated into the data stream
7. BodyMedia (http://bodymedia NULL.com)FIT armband with SenseWear Pro. Tracks activity, sleep, and other variables. Not on the nightstand because I’m wearing it 24/7!
8. Alpha pager (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Pager). Believe it or not, this still works better than any other device for a busy physician in private practice who needs to be available 24/7 for emergencies.
Off now to Medicine 2.0. You can attend our self-tracking session on Sunday, September 18 at 3pm at Stanford University, by signing up here: Self Tracking Session Signup (http://med2 NULL.eventbrite NULL.com).