Quantified Self

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When Adam Howitt decided to run his long road race, the Peachtree 10K in Atlanta in 2002, he wanted to make sure to optimize his training regimen. However, the only way to figure out the certain distances he needed to run was to drive routes in his car and track the distance on his odometer.

As a programmer with a couple of decades of experience, he figured he could come up with an easier, more accurate way to track his distance runs.More →

Last week, in my piece outlining how RunKeeper could become the startup synonymous with Boston, I suggested one way the startup could make a bigger splash in the city and beyond — hosting or leading a quantified self/health tech conference.

Come to find out, someone already thought up an East Coast quantified self conference set to be held in Boston’s Innovation District this spring.More →

On Thursday afternoon, there was quite a bit of buzz and even a long line of students anxiously waiting outside of the Harvard Innovation Lab, the usually quiet, white monolith that sits on an island at the outskirts of the Harvard Business School campus in Allston.

The reason for the uncharacteristic crowd at the ‘i-lab’ was a panel focused on the crossroads of sports and technology.

While it doesn’t seem like the type of event that would draw a packed house of MBA candidates, the event, hosted by Boston-based wearable sensor company MC10, featured some well known names from the sports world, highlighted by the appearance of former NFL top draft pick and recent Pro-Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck.More →