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Indoor Air Quality – Measuring My Indoor Environment, Part 1

by Bob • September 6, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Environment, Experiments, Tech

This is the first in a series of posts where I explore various aspects of my indoor environment. You can read part 2 on water quality here and part 3 on EMF and electromagnetic radiation here. Most people think of Quantified Self as being mainly focused on gaining knowledge about one’s body and health. That’s a fine generalization, but most ... [ Read more ]
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Analyzing a Year of My Sleep Tracking Data

by Bob • September 3, 2017
in Body, Data / Analytics, Experiments

Below is a chart I made showing all of my sleep tracking data for last year collected using my Basis Health Tracker. Each day shows a stacked bar consisting of each major sleep stage (Light, REM, Deep) as well as any time I woke up during the night (“Interruption”) or the device was unable to get readings (“Unknown”): Note that Basis didn’t enable ... [ Read more ]
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Visualizing HR, HRV, and GSR While Watching ‘Interstellar’

by Bob • September 1, 2017
in Data / Analytics, Experiments, Lifestyle

(Note: This experiment was inspired by a Reddit user who recently posted a graph showing their heart rate while watching the movie Interstellar). Last week I went to see Interstellar (in IMAX, for full sensory effect!) and captured some biometric data to see how I reacted during the course of this nearly 3-hour movie. I wore a Polar H7 heart rate monitor paired ... [ Read more ]