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Jawbone UP - A wristband to deliver personal metrics on your health
5 years, 11 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 [...]

Earndit: Rewards & Metrics
5 years, 11 months ago 0

The rise in personal fitness devices has created an entire culture in the fitness community who is addicted to feedback about their progress. Digital tracking devices have enable people to get instant feedback that allows them to change course in order to receive specific results. If you’re training to get a personal best time on [...]

Measuring stress to improve our lives
6 years, 2 months 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 [...]

6 years, 4 months ago 0
Posted in: Green

The personal debt crisis that many Americans are facing is becoming unmanageable and life-changing. First, people lose sight of their total debt picture. They have no idea what their true debt is because all the information is decentralized and often difficult to access. Second, people begin to believe that paying off their debt is impossible. [...]

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 [...]

6 years, 11 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 [...]

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 [...]

7 years ago 0

A serious health care crisis is the horizon. The aging population will soon be faced with a significantly understaffed medical system. To help deal with this shortage and increase access to preventative medicine, medical professionals are turning to technologies that can improve patient care. At the heart of this development is a concept called Ambient [...]

7 years ago 2
Posted in: Education, Psychology

A generation exists that has never experienced life without the Internet. They are always connected, always communicating, and most important, always creating. Participation is a thing of the past. This generation is not passive. They are active creators who demand custom and personal experiences from the products and services they invite into their lives. The [...]