Quantified Doctor Paul Abramson, M.D. was interviewed last night on KPIX Channel 5 News about self-tracking to improve his own health and that of his patients, along with several other members of the San Francisco Quantified Self community.
A community of people is measuring and collecting every detail of their lives using new technology, and sharing their findings in the hopes of improving their health and the quality of their lives […]
Physician Paul Abramson (http://twitter NULL.com/paulabramsonMD) believes there can be a benefit to all this self-tracking. He knows because he’s tried it. “I’m in much more control, I think, of my own health,” said Dr. Abramson.
Using mobile Apps and wearable devices, Dr. Abramson has tracked his own health for roughly a year. His blood pressure, weight, sleep, diet, exercise and more are streamed real time or synced wirelessly into an extensive data base. By analyzing patterns, the the doctor dropped 15 pounds, and discovered how sleep was affecting his headaches.
“What I’ve started to see is there are a lot of people with real medical problems where self-tracking could be very helpful,” said Dr. Abramson. doctor dropped 15 pounds, and discovered how sleep was affecting his headaches.
Link to KPIX video: Hacking Into Body Metrics on KPIX News (http://sanfrancisco NULL.cbslocal NULL.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7139389)
Various devices and apps that Dr. Abramson uses are pictured in the video: BodyMedia FIT armband, Mymee app, Withings Blood Pressure Cuff, the BodyTrack platform, Zeo and others.
You may follow Dr. Abramson on Twitter as @paulabramsonMD (http://twitter NULL.com/paulabramsonMD) or his self-tracking feed as @quantdoctor (http://twitter NULL.com/quantdoctor).
If you are interested in using self-tracking techniques as a part of comprehensive medical care in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may contact Dr. Abramson via his practice: My Doctor Medical Group (http://mydoctorsf NULL.com).