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[Opening the QS Europe Conference 2013: Gery Wolf (left) and Ernesto Ramirez (right)] The Quantified Self Europe Conference will take place May 10th to May 11th in Amsterdam. This year we are excited to not only visit but also take an active part in the conference. We will host a session: QS and philosophy We […]

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Here’s the transcript of this Datarella (DR) interview with Klaus Bscheid: DR Klaus, can you tell us a little bit about ambiotex Klaus Sure! ambiotex has developed a textile with integrated sensors. With these sensors we can track a genuine one-lead ECG. Based on that ECG we can extrapolate not only the pulse rate but […]

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Tracking your life can mean any form of recording: some body measures like weight, your workout, your food intake, your sleep patterns – this is the “classic” Quantified Self. One of the most intrusive, yet intriguing ways of tracking your life, however is actually track it visually. Lifelogging, taking visual record of your life, has […]

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In this post, I will make some predictions on the nearer and farther end of the Quantified Self movement. Using McLuhan’s Tetrad, I will argue that Quantified Self will get huge incentives from enhancing healthcare, crowdsourcing science, and support a strong common ground, people will organize their life upon. Also, Quantified Self will weaken institutionalized […]

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Cambridge PhD student Helge Gruetjen was a chain-smoker, weighting 120 kilograms, who started to row for the Cambridge University Boat Club in 2010 to become one of a team of five trying to beat the Oxford squad. He had set himself an “unrealistic goal”: to lose more than 25 kilograms while bulking up, simultaneously. In […]

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A lot of entrepreneurs hire fast and fire slow. In particular when new coders are required to develop a software. A bias towards speed and quick growth drives many leaders to be quick to hire new personnel and strategic cooperation partners. Hiring fast is absolutely fine as long as everything works out well. The problem […]

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Here’s the transcript of this Datarella (DR) interview with Michael Ricks, self-tracker, investment banker and inventor. DR Michael, you are an American living in Munich, Germany. Could you tell us a little about you? Michael Ok – so, what am I? A guy who is trying to get the most out of life. I’m a […]

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Know your customers and build an ongoing relationship between them and your brands by looking beyond a on-time meet-up caused by a marketing campaign! Highly engaged users become loyal customers, have higher LTVs and contribute more to your bottom line than the casual customer. Yes to that. But how to to build a stronger relationship […]

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Here’s the transcript of this Datarella (DR) interview with Florian Schumacher, Founder QS Meetups, Germany. DR Florian Schumacher, you started the first Quantified Self QS Meetup in Germany. Could you introduce yourself and tell us about your QS approach? Florian When I learned about Quantified Self in 2011, I immediately felt attracted by its very […]

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