Category : Technology

Tinke: Quantifying Your Wellness
5 years, 4 months ago 0

A key indicator of overall health is your cardiovascular wellness. When you don’t have good cardiovascular wellness, you may experience symptoms such as tiredness, inability to focus, and poor muscle recovery after a workout. There are many apps available that measure your heart rate, but that is only one component of your cardiovascular wellness. In addition to [...]

Babolat Play & Connect: Improving your tennis game with data
5 years, 11 months ago 0

Sports and personal fitness are prime opportunities for personal metrics. Continually seeking improvement and progress, people who enjoy sport at all levels often do so blind – without any type of deep understanding of their performance. Recently, Babolat, a French sport company specializing in tennis and other racquet sports, announced Play & Connect, a racquet [...]

Nike+ FuelBand: You Can't Improve What You Can't Measure
6 years, 4 months ago 0

I am so excited, the latest in personal fitness tracking tools has arrived! This week Nike announced the NIKE+ FuelBand, a wristband that measures the number of steps you take along with calories burned and then calculates a proprietary metric, NikeFuel to help you gauge your overall activity. The NIKE+ FuelBand is one of many [...]

Review of the Jawbone Up
6 years, 5 months ago 1

Back in July, I wrote about the Jawbone Up announcement at TED Global. I’ve been anxiously waiting for the device to launch for months, but after using it for 4 days, I have to say I was really underwhelmed and disappointed. I think the product could be really great. But as a first release, it [...]

Basis Science: The Story Of Your Health
6 years, 8 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 [...]

Jawbone UP - A wristband to deliver personal metrics on your health
6 years, 10 months ago 0

If you’ve been following this discovery of Personal Metrics, you know that I’m fascinated with the power of data to change our behavior. Understanding the impact of our actions is critical to behavior modification. Today at TED Global, the team at Jawbone a new hardware and software system that I am very excited about. We [...]

Measuring stress to improve our lives
7 years, 1 month ago 1

We all know that stress is a contributor to many health problems we have. But, managing the stress in our lives is a lot more difficult than we’d like to admit. What if there was a device you could wear that measures stress and alerts you to when you need to chill out? Meet the [...]

7 years, 4 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 [...]

7 years, 8 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, 10 months ago 1

I remember how fascinated I was the first time I read Lance Armstrong’s It’s Not About The Bike. I was amazed to learn how much of a team effort the sport of professional cycling really is. I had no idea of the elaborate group effort that is required for one to win the Tour de [...]