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San Francisco, CA
Hometown: Alamo, CA

Member since:

February 10, 2012


Are you doing any self tracking these days?

I'm experimenting with our app, Crohnology.MD on iPhone, iPad and over SMS. -I use our Siri-friendly SMS interface to track my pain, as often as every hour on a bad day. -I use our iPhone app to manage reminders and history for 7 daily and as needed meds on my iPhone. -I use my study issued FitBit to make sure I get 10,000 steps a day, which helps manage my mood. -I use my study issued Withings weight scale to make sure I'm actually eating enough. -I use my study issued iPad 2 to share my progress with each of my 5 providers, at every clinic visit.

What QS topics interest you most?

-I'm interested in understanding how to better manage chronic pain through a technologically enhanced mindfulness practice-- one that measurably leads to less medication, and higher quality of life. -I'm interested in the effects of social persuasion on healthy behavior change: how can I enlist others to help me meet my goals, in a low friction, high impact, socially affirming, positive and fun way? -I'm interested in the convergence of technology, and expressions of health related meaning at scale- patient narrative, personal evidence architecture, personal and social health networks, and instrumented health games. -I'm interested in the convergence of touch computing, and large format displays to create collaborative health records at the point of care.


Hi there. I'm Nikolai, and I'm directing a QS related pilot at UCSF for 30 patients with Crohn's disease.

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