Tag : Technology

Review of the Jawbone Up
5 years, 8 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
5 years, 11 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 [...]

Does gameplay have the power to heal?
5 years, 11 months ago 0

After studying Personal Metrics for a while, I’ve realized that creating products or services that are rooted in Personal Metrics is very similar to designing games. I should note that I am not a game designer, however, I am fascinated with the psychology and neuropsychology of how game mechanics affect us as emotionally responsive beings. [...]

Using Personal Metrics to drive workplace performance
6 years, 1 month ago 0
Posted in: Business, Gaming

The idea that measuring behavior can drive behavior is central to game mechanics. By providing players with performance cues, the player alters their behavior to get to the next reward. But can this concept that has been adopted by verticals such as health, fitness, and finance thrive in the workplace to motivate employees and drive [...]

Jawbone UP - A wristband to deliver personal metrics on your health
6 years, 1 month 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
6 years, 1 month 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, 4 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, 7 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 [...]