Lecture: Quantified Self and the Self-Tracking Movement

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On May 30, 2012 from 12-1 pm, Ernesto Ramirez spoke about “Quantified Self and the Self-Tracking Movement” as part of the UCSD Biomedical Library lunchtime seminar series.

Quantified Self (http://quantifiedself.com) is “a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person’s daily life in terms of inputs (food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (e.g., mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance (mental and physical).”  Self trackers share their methods, tools and results with one another in a variety of ways, including meetups, forums, and Quantified Self conferences

Ernesto Ramirez is an organizer and community builder for Quantified Self. He is also working towards a Ph.D. degree in Public Health and is “developing the science of persuasive health technology” at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2) and the UC San Diego Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems.