Category : Living

Fitbit Aria: Removing The Friction From Weight Tracking
5 years, 4 months ago 0

Fitbit, the creators of the small device that measures your daily steps, sleep, and flights of stairs climbed, is expanding their product offering to include a wireless scale. The scale, known as the Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale was actually developed as a product based on feedback from the Fitbit user community who asked for an easier [...]

Basis Science: The Story Of Your Health
5 years, 9 months ago 0

I have a growing concern that we’re innovating like crazy to develop devices, platforms, and systems to track data about our lives, but not doing enough about interpreting that data. What’s the value of data without context? What’s the use of information with action? What’s the purpose of aggregating metrics without assessing their impact? We [...]

6 years, 5 months ago 0
Posted in: Brands, Living, Technology

The concept of personal metrics, self-assessment, and data-driven lifestyles is clearly beneficial to individuals. Armed with data, people now have valuable information about their behavior that helps them make better decisions and change their habits and actions. Society is developing an always-on hunger for information about each other, but more interestingly, about themselves. This is [...]

6 years, 10 months ago 2
Posted in: Green, Living, Technology

Until now, we’ve thought about energy as ‘always on’ and little thought is applied to when we use energy and what the economic impact is. However, the economics of energy are changing. ¬†Utility companies are remodeling the way energy is distributed and priced. At the centre of this change is the Smart Grid. Building on [...]

7 years ago 1
Posted in: Living, Technology

Personal Metrics isn’t just about how we as individuals change our actions and habits based on data about our behavior. It is also about how brands use the data trails our behavior produces to help tailor their products and services to our needs and lifestyles. Freeband Communication is a Dutch national research program that is [...]