First Ever Quantified Self meetup in Shanghai! 上海第一次量化自身活动!

Are you interested in self-tracking? Do you use an electronic gadget, mobile phone, or pen & paper to record and analyze your sleep, diet, exercise and other things about yourself or your day to day activities? If so, come to our first Quantified Self meetup in Shanghai and be part of a growing community of people who are interested in self knowledge through self tracking.

What is Quantified Self?
Quantified Self is a movement to use technology to collect data on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs, states, and performance. The belief is that gathering and analyzing this data can help improve a person's life. The notion of marrying technology and self-improvement started in San Francisco, where Gary Wolf, a journalist and author, co-founded the “Quantified Self” blog in 2007. This led to regular meetings, which are now held in over 50 cities around the world.

What is this QS meetup about?
The QS Shanghai meetup is a casual monthly gathering for users and makers of self tracking tools. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Fitness and health tracking
Metabolic monitoring
Self experimentation
Behavior monitoring
Location tracking
Sleep tracking
Mood and emotion tracking
Medical self-diagnostics

This meeting is organized by a group of foreign and Chinese QS and tech enthusiasts who want to bring together likeminded people to inspire and learn from each other by sharing and potentially collaborating on QS projects. If you are an advanced user, designer, tech inventor, entrepreneur, journalist, scientist, or health professional, we would love to have you becoming part of our organizing team!

For our first meetup, we will have the following presenters speak, followed by Q&A.

David Li, foreman of Xinchejian (新车间), will talk about arduino and electronic sensors used for self tracking.

Calvin Chin, CEO of Transist, will speak about the application layer or how (mostly) normal consumers may use QS devices and services and his own experiences.

Ryan Rowe, Associate Creative Director at frog, will address the topic of "Hacking the Body and Mind".




量化自身(QS)是指通过科技方式将一个人日常生活的各方面,包括物质摄入,身体状况以及体能情况记录下来的一项活动。量化自身的追随者相信收集,分析数据可以改善一个人的生活。这一将科技和自我提升相结合的概念由来自旧金山的记者兼作家,Gary Wolf首先提出。他在2007年共同建立了“量化自身”博客。这一活动逐渐成为惯例,并在全球50多个城市开展。

Quantified Self(QS)聚会是什么?












David Li, 新车间负责人。他的发言与用于自我跟踪的arduino以及电子感应器相关。
Calvin, Chin, 创思影响力实验室CEO。他将讨论应用层,普通消费者如何运用QS仪器设备,并且分享自己的经历。
Ryan Rowe,frog创意总监,讲的主题是“追踪身体和心灵”。

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  • WHIB A.

    Hey guys - bummer we weren't able to participate in this forum but would love to engage w/ this community as best as possible. We are SO excited to learn about this new QS movement. We just launched our new app, WHIB (Where Have I Been) in the AppStore. WHIB chronicles your day automagically w/o any manual intervention from the user. Would love to see what this commnity thinks of the app and how we can improve it. It's been a week and already feedback from the QS community has helped a lot.

    Thanks and look forward to the next QS meetup.

    Vive le QS!

    Team WHIB

    May 29, 2013

    • WHIB A.

      PS: our website is

      May 29, 2013

  • Feng G.

    May I ask do we have an google group to discuss QS and related projects/ideas??

    March 12, 2013

    • Abe C.

      Feng, check out Twinsen in this group he just created a google group maybe you can join or become an admin?

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone interested in running an experiment on quantifying mood variations? I've been reading some of the articles on and am very interested in that aspect of quantifying. If anyone would like to discuss more in depth email me at [masked]

    March 12, 2013

    • Abe C.

      Hi Donovan, this is Abe! how are you? - FYI I am co-organizing a QS event at Xinchejian Hackerspace this Thursday at 7PM - it is mainly for people who have project ideas or personal experience with self-tracking ... you can stop by and share your project idea at the event!! (1035 Changle Lu same floor as Transist)

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great event! Opened up a whole new subject matter I'd only briefly considered before. Look forward to the next one.

    March 4, 2013

  • Nancy L.

    Thanks to everyone who came to the meetup! We are hoping that there would be many interesting projects that come out of these meetings. If you have a QS idea or product that you want to work on, please leave a message here or email me at [masked]

    March 4, 2013

  • Abe C.

    hi all! great meeting some of you at the QS meetup and thanks to and David Li for organizing! ... I am developing biofeedback devices based on heart rate and other things - people can look into HRV (heart rate variability) for more info ... I will work on this open source and I am looking for designers, engineers, software etc and other people who are interested in learning more or helping out! email me at [masked] --Abe

    March 4, 2013

  • 李俊杰


    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, about the last minute change. Need to catch up on work.

    March 3, 2013

  • 李俊杰

    look forward to breaking my world!

    March 1, 2013

  • 李俊杰

    look forward to breaking my world!

    March 1, 2013

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