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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 ]
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Mobile Health and Telemedicine App Test Drive

by Bob • September 1, 2017
in Body, Tech

I began to virtualize the way I manage my health several years back with the launch of ZocDoc, which provides an online system to locate and schedule appointments with doctors (similar to the way we use OpenTable for restaurant reservations). Flash forward to today, and my functional medicine doctor lives almost 2000 miles away. We keep in regular contact through ... [ Read more ]