The Quantified Self Symposium on Cardiovascular Health April 19, 2018 Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall University of California, San Diego.
The goal of our meeting is to support new discoveries about cardiovascular health grounded in accurate self-observation and community collaboration.
Data collected in the ordinary course of life holds clues about some of our most pressing questions related to human health and well being. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. CVD risk is strongly influenced by many of the factors commonly tracked in the QS community, including fitness, diet, stress, and sleep. But significant barriers stand in the way of using personal and public data for understanding and improving individual cardiovascular health. Perhaps the most important of these barriers is a lack of consensus about the legitimacy of self-initiated research and self-collected data. Our symposium is designed to advance progress in this field through exposing practical and innovative projects that would otherwise remain invisible, inviting critical comment, and documenting the state of the art for a wider public.