Wat is een lifelog?

Lifelog of Quantified Self is het veelvuldig opslaan of loggen van je eigen parameters zoals: bloeddruk, temperatuur, cholesterol, gewicht, bloedsuikergehalte (glucose), stappen enz. Maar ook het vastleggen van je belevenissen op video of foto. Ofwel een logboek van ons leven.

We willen continu weten hoe gezond we zijn. Daarom  verzamelen we alle mogelijke gegevens (en inzichten) over onze gezondheid, levensstijl, gedrag  in ‘een logboek van ons leven’. Dat doen we bij voorkeur met apps op onze smartphone of tablet  en steeds vaker ook met zogeheten wearables.

Lifelog wearables

Om te lifeloggen kan je gebruikmaken van wearables die je variabelen bijhouden. De volgende wearables worden gebruikt voor lifelogging:

  • Fitbit – Logt fitness en slaap activiteiten
  • Jawbone – Armband sensor volgt fysieke activiteiten en slaap
  • Withings – Draadloze weegschaal en bloeddrukmeter en laat dit zien op een iOS of Android app
  • Amiigo – Wristband and shoe sensor that work together to track personal activity with the ability to differentiate between types of activities
  • Autographer – A high-end wearable camera for lifelogging
  • Automatic – Tracks your driving and helps you make small changes in your driving habits based on the data
  • Basis – Stylish device that looks like a watch and tracks workouts, heart-rate, and sleep and provides on online health dashboard
  • Beddit – Sleep tracking device
  • Bedscales – track sleep and weight in one device
  • BodyMedia FIT – Armband to track physical activity and sleep patterns. Tracking is done by iPhone or Android apps as well as a web service. [my review]
  • CarePredict – An activity tracker to help empower seniors who want to live at home
  • Cubesensors – Indoor environment monitoring sensor
  • Green Goose – Wireless sensors that can be attached to other items to measure activity
  • HAPIfork – A device to track and analyze your eating to help you reduce your pace.
  • iHealth – Multiple health and fitness devices=
  • Lark – Wristband to track physical activity and sleep with software to also track eating and encourage activity
  • Looxcie – Small behind the ear wearable camera to passively record in first person
  • Lumoback – Device to track posture and help you improve it
  • Med Gadget – Personal Activity Monitor to Interface with Sprint Phones
  • Metromile – Driving analytics device
  • Misfit Shine – Activity tracker made of aluminum that is waterproof and provides wireless sync
  • Moov – An activity tracker with some unique functionality to track multiple activities
  • Muse – Brain sensing headband
  • Narrative Clip– Affordable lifelogging camera with apps for iOS and Android
  • Nike + Nike Fuelband, Nike+ running app, shoes with sensors, and Xbox Kinect software that allow you to track physical activities.
  • Sano Intelligence – A small wearable sensor to capture real-time blood chemistry
  • Sensoria Smart Sock – Designed to more accurately track running activity
  • Trace – A fitness tracker for action sports like surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding
  • Vicon Revue – Passive camera that takes snapshots based on Microsoft SenseCam pioneered by Gordon Bell
  • W/ME – A wristband which provides insight towards our mental state & agility.
  • WakeMate – Records sleep activity data
  • Zendrive – Capture data about your driving habits to improve them.
  • Zeo – Tracks sleep activity data

Lifelog apps

Naast de wearables zijn er ook apps op de smartphone die je helpen met het bijhouden van je prestaties. De volgende apps ja je voor lifelogging gebruiken:

  • Argus – Tracks data across multiple activity tracking devices and services to provide insights
  • Average Sleep – Calculate your average night of sleep if you have a Zeo with this app
  • Bodywise – Track over 40 areas of your health and fitness to improve your wellbeing
  • Cardiio – Touch free heart rate monitor
  • Digifit – Track all your workouts
  • Daytum – Manually record and organize any type of daily activities
  • Endomondo – Track workouts, challenge friends, and analyze the resulting data
  • Eventflow – A digital life recorder (Android)
  • Everyday – Take a photo of yourself every day and publish to other sites and create a personal slideshow
  • Ginger.io – A behavioral analytics platform that turns mobile data into health insights
  • Heyday – Automatic personal journal based on your photos and location
  • In Flow – Aims to help you to better understand yourself and your ever-changing mood
  • Instant Heart Rate – Track heartrate simply by using your finger
  • ITrackMyTime – Visualize your daily activities
  • Kennedy – Automatic journaling / lifelogging app (iOS only)
  • Lifelapse – Wearable pouch around the neck and app to passively use your iPhone to record video
  • Lume Personal Tracker – Track mood and energy
  • MapMyRun – A location tracking running app
  • Moodpanda – Track Mood daily
  • Mealsnap – Take a photo of the meal you eat, and then get an estimate of how many calories your meal was
  • Momento – An app that will aggregate data across multiple services into a calendar view and let you manually record your own diary as well
  • Moves – A nice simple and visual app for activity tracking that uses the accelerometer built into your phone
  • Mymee – Easily log and track many vitals for health to learn what triggers various issues
  • One Second Everyday – Create a video timeline by recording one second every day
  • OptimizeMe – Record, analyze and optimize your life based on logged data. Works with Moves app as well.
  • Quotidian – Software to visualize time and events
  • Quentiq – An app & service to track fitness activities from several devices as well as manually entered that takes the data to calculate a “health score”
  • Reporter – A very elegant and visually beautiful app for lifelogging by Nicolas Felton
  • Rseven – Records all mobile activity (sms, mms, calls, photos, video, etc.) to a calendar display
  • RunKeeper – Tracks running activity data
  • Saga – Lifelogging app for iOS and Android that captures quite a bit of your activity passively using your phone’s built-in sensors.
  • Shadow – Track and remember dreams
  • Sleep bot – A truly simple way to track and improve your sleep
  • Sleep Genius – Sleep algorithms and scientifically composed music ease your brain into its natural sleep rhythms
  • Sleep Cycle – Tracks sleep activity data
  • Sleep Time – Tracks your sleeping
  • Stress Check – Determines stress level by monitoring heart rate
  • Tableau Public – Software that can take raw data and create extremely nice interactive visualizations that you can publish on the web
  • Tonic Self Care Assistant – Remember and track all health and wellness activities
  • Weight Record – Track your weight and other metrics
  • Whatpulse – measures your keyboard/mouse usage, down- & uploads and your uptime. It sends these statistics here, to the website, where you can use these stats to analyze your computing life, compete against or with your friends and compare your statistics to other people.
  • Zen Log – iOS app to manually track personal metrics such as mood and sleep quality