The Self-Tracking (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) by Gina Neff,Dawn Nafus

By Gina Neff,Dawn Nafus

People retain tune. within the eighteenth century, Benjamin Franklin stored charts of time spent and virtues lived as much as. this present day, humans use expertise to self-track: hours slept, steps taken, energy ate up, medicines administered. 90 million wearable sensors have been shipped in 2014 to assist us assemble information approximately our lives. This e-book examines how humans checklist, study, and examine this information, the instruments they use and the groups they turn into a part of. Gina Neff and sunrise Nafus describe what occurs while humans flip their daily adventure -- particularly, wellbeing and fitness and wellness-related adventure -- into facts, and provide an advent to the fundamental rules and key demanding situations of utilizing those applied sciences. they think about self-tracking as a social and cultural phenomenon, describing not just using facts as a type of reflect of the self but in addition how this allows humans to hook up with, and study from, others.Neff and Nafus ponder what is at stake: who desires our facts and why; the practices of significant self-tracking fanatics; the layout of business self-tracking expertise; and the way self-tracking can fill gaps within the healthcare method. this present day, nobody can lead a wholly untracked existence. Neff and Nafus express us tips to use info in a manner that empowers and educates.

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