Timeline of quantified self

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This is a timeline of quantified self.

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1970s "Technically quantified self has been an idea since the 1970s"[1]
2000s "The Quantified Self movement was founded by Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly in 2007"[2]

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Year Month and date (approximately) Event type Details
1980 The first wireless ECG is invented.
1999 "eHealth is a relatively recent healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication, dating back to at least 1999."[3]
2006 April 23andMe
2007 March 26 Fitbit
2007 The term quantified self is proposed in San Francisco by Wired magazine editors Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly as "a collaboration of users and tool makers who share an interest in self knowledge through self-tracking."[4][5]
2008 "At the center of the quantified self movement is, appropriately, the Quantified Self community, which in October 2012 comprised 70 worldwide meetup groups with 5,000 participants having attended 120 events since the community formed in 2008 (event videos are available online at http://quantifiedself.com/)."[6]
2009 February Literature David Ewing Duncan publishes Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World.[7]
2012 April Literature Bruce W. Perry publishes Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health.[8]
2012 September " The group's third conference was held at Stanford University in September 2012 with over 400 attendees."[6]
2012 October "At the center of the quantified self movement is, appropriately, the Quantified Self community, which in October 2012 comprised 70 worldwide meetup groups with 5,000 participants having attended 120 events since the community formed in 2008"[6]
2012 October "The Quantified Self web site listed over 500 tools as of October 2012 (http://quantifiedself.com/guide/), mostly concerning exercise, weight, health, and goal achievement."[6]
2014 May 21 Wellness & Prevention, a division of Johnson & Johnson, launches self-tracking app Track Your Health, which allows users to track and aggregate data, set goals, and visualize their weight, movement and nutrition progress in the form of charts.[9]
2014 July "In July 2014 a smart technology footwear was introduced in Hyderabad, India. The shoe insoles are connected to a smartphone application that uses Google Maps, and vibrate to tell users when and where to turn to reach their destination.[10][11][12][13]"
2014 October 28 Health-tracking platform launch Google Fit launches.[14]
2016 September 7 Literature Deborah Lupton publishes The Quantified Self.[15]
2017 September 28 Literature Burkhardt Funk and Mark Hoogendoorn publish Machine Learning for the Quantified Self: On the Art of Learning from Sensory Data.[16]
2018 May 8 Health-tracking platform launch "Google, Android P take on phone addiction with Android Dashboard"[17]
2020 June 1 "Google updates Pixel devices with a new "bedtime" feature, new safety features"[18]
2020 August 27 Health-tracking platform launch "AMAZON ANNOUNCES HALO, A FITNESS BAND AND APP THAT SCANS YOUR BODY AND VOICE"[19][20]
2021 March 31 "Cisco is adding new "People Insights" to Webex to help you keep your professional screen time on track."[21]
2021 April 15 "Researchers in Japan have built a PV-powered device to measure volumetric variations in blood circulation. The system, which is just a few microns thick, was built with an organic solar module, a polymer light-emitting diode (PLED), and an organic photodetector."[22]

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  1. Wong, Kai (15 November 2019). "The Quantified Self movement is dead". Medium. 
  2. "The Quantified Self Movement: Self-Tracking in the Data Gold Rush". Bloomsoup. 23 July 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2021. 
  3. Della Mea, Vincenzo (22 June 2001). "What is e-Health (2): The death of telemedicine?". Journal of Medical Internet Research. 3 (2): e22. PMC 1761900Freely accessible. PMID 11720964. doi:10.2196/jmir.3.2.e22Freely accessible. 
  4. Wolf, Gary. "Quantified Self". Gary Wolf. Archived from the original (blog) on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  5. Singer, Emily. "The Measured Life". MIT. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Swan, Melanie (June 2013). "The Quantified Self: Fundamental Disruption in Big Data Science and Biological Discovery". Big Data. 1 (2): 85–99. doi:10.1089/big.2012.0002. 
  7. Duncan, David Ewing (2009). Experimental man : what one man's body reveals about his future, your health, and our toxic world. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. ISBN 9780470176788. 
  8. Perry, Bruce W. (2012). Fitness for geeks : real science, great nutrition, and good health (1st ed.). Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media. ISBN 1449399894. 
  9. "Johnson & Johnson subsidiary launches self-tracking app". MobiHealthNews. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2021. 
  10. McGregor, Jay (25 July 2014). "India's Take On Google Glass, A Vibrating Smartshoe". Forbes. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  11. Thoppil, Dhanya Ann Thoppil (24 July 2014). "India's Answer to Google Glass: The Smartshoe". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  12. Anthony, Sebastian (24 July 2014). "The smartshoe: A much more sensible approach to wearable computing than Glass or a smartwatch". Extreme Tech. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  13. "A smart shoe from Indian firm". Deccan Chronicle. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  14. Sawers, Paul (28 October 2014). "Google launches Google Fit app for Android, capturing all your fitness data in one place". TNW | Apps. Retrieved 5 May 2021. 
  15. Lupton, Deborah. The Quantified Self. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-5095-0063-5. 
  16. Hoogendoorn, Mark; Funk, Burkhardt. Machine Learning for the Quantified Self: On the Art of Learning from Sensory Data. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-66308-1. 
  17. Ng, Alfred. "Google wants to help you fight phone addiction". CNET. Retrieved 4 April 2021. 
  18. Condon, Stephanie. "Google updates Pixel devices with a new "bedtime" feature, new safety features". ZDNet. Retrieved 4 April 2021. 
  19. "Introducing Amazon Halo and Amazon Halo Band—A New Service that Helps Customers Improve Their Health and Wellness | Amazon.com, Inc. - Press Room". press.aboutamazon.com. Retrieved 4 April 2021. 
  20. Bohn, Dieter (27 August 2020). "Amazon announces Halo, a fitness band and app that scans your body and voice". The Verge. Retrieved 4 April 2021. 
  21. Condon, Stephanie. "Cisco adds new "People Insights" to Webex for a work-focused spin on digital wellness". ZDNet. Retrieved 4 April 2021. 
  22. "I've got solar over my skin". pv magazine International. Retrieved 17 April 2021.