Please join us on Wednesday, the 13th of November to learn about quantified biofeedback.
18:15 - Meet and greet - Some drinks and light food will be available as we meet each other and discuss our self-tracking interests.
19:00 - John Hall - Enhancing health, wealth, and happiness through biofeedback - Executive and lifestyle coaching has become a huge business. Despite its popularity, It is also somewhat of a 'Wild West', in that the evidence base for its effectiveness is very limited, and there is little consistency in requirements for training and qualification of coaches. I will present a newly developed program that attempts to inject some science and measurement technology into the coaching process. ECG technology, stress hormone markers, and biofeedback offer the opportunity to measure outcomes that can demonstrate meaningful improvements in wellbeing and enable optimal cognitive and physical functioning. I will show how a coaching program incorporating such measurement can be constructed, and demonstrate the use of a biofeedback device to engage a mindful state. Volunteers are also sought to participate in validation of the approach over the longer term, and feedback on the possibilities technology may offer in the future is welcomed.
19:30 - 21:00 - More time for discussion and socialization
We are happy to host presentations of self-tracking projects of our members. It's a great opportunity for you to actually take a look at your data, think about what it means, and generate a dialog around your self-tracking interests. If you'd like to present, just send me an email ([masked]). If you wish to make a computer presentation, we will have the capabilities to project it. For guidance on presentations, please see: http://quantifiedself.com/2011/09/our-three-prime-questions/
Finding the room
You should enter the main building (HG) of ETH from the big double doors on the Rämistrasse side, or on the opposite side from the polyterasse. The room is on the G floor (2 floors up from the entrance). From Rämistrasse, as you face HG, it's on the right side of the building and on the Rämistrasse side. There are maps posted regularly within HG. Feel free to call me (Winslow) at [masked] if you need further assistance.
QS Sponsorship and Meetup Costs
We use the sponsor money and meetup donations to cover incidental venue costs, healthy refreshments, as well as to fund projects that help the larger QS community. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring Quantified Self, please let us know.