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Quantified Self gives you the ability to track and measure yourself in deeper and more meaningful ways then ever before.
Behavioral Economics gives us insights into why it so difficult to change some things about ourselves.
Mash the two together and you get a completely new phenomenon. Programmable Self. Just like programming on Linux is totally different than programming on Windows, programming on ones-self has its own platform-specific issues. Can’t quite smoking or lose weight? Learn to see those as error states.
Most importantly learn how Open Source Health Information Software and Open Data API’s (like Google Health and the Withings Scale API) form the “scripting environment” for this new programming environment.
Take home working example code that will demonstrate how to use web services to help you lose weight, exercise and/or quit smoking.
Fred Trotter is a healthcare data journalist with the DocGraph project. Trotter has done lots of things in Health IT, including visiting NCVHS to testify on the definition of ‘meaningful use’ and was one of the original designers of the Direct Project.
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