BodyTrack: Open Source Tools for Health Empowerment through Self-Tracking

Speaker  Anne Wright

Affiliation  Carnegie Mellon University

Host  Mary Czerwinski

Duration  00:42:25

Date recorded  22 October 2012

The BodyTrack project develops open source tools to aggregate and visualize self-tracking data from a variety of sources. We seek to empower individuals to explore how various factors affect them, such as evaluating potential food sensitivities, asthma or migraine triggers, or other environment/health interactions.

This talk will discuss our motivations and design goals in developing these tools, demonstrate the current state of this work, and share what we have learned through working with people exploring aspects of their health through self-tracking. Lessons learned include the importance of making disparate data sources fluidly explorable on a common timeline and developing a culture of and social supports for this type of self-tracking.

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