My September Data is Now Available for Download!
A couple of weeks ago a small wellness startup from UK contacted me with request to share some of my self-tracking data. They are working on a presentation for potential investors, and are planning to include insights from my data as an example of how self-tracking could be used in public health programs. I was more than happy to oblige, not because of the vanity, but because it serves a great cause. It is for the same reason I also just approved unlimited access to my OpenPaths data to a couple of public research projects. And I am not going to stop there. After thorough considerations, I decided that from now on, I will be making some of my self-tracking data available for download, along with the detailed description of the variables that I tracked. My September data is now public and up for grabs, along with the data dictionary (both packed into a Zip file).
Out of total of about 50 variables that I was tracking last month, I am releasing about 30 (data for some other traits, like “personal values”, will be described and released in later posts):
- Sleep Quality (Body Media, Sleep Time app readings, and subjective assessment)
- Caloric expenditure and intake
- Steps taken and miles biked
- Happiness measurements, taken in the morning, afternoon, and evening
- Stress and mood measurements taken in the morning, afternoon, and evening
- Physical and mental energy subjective measures, taken in the morning, afternoon, and evening
- Entropy measure, measured in the morning, afternoon, and evening
- Weight (daily) , body fat and flexibility (weekly) measurements
The data is absolutely FREE, but as a small token of appreciation, I ask you to send a tweet to your followers or post on Facebook (just click Pay with Tweet or Facebook button below). If you don’t follow me on Twitter yet, this is also a perfect time to do so! And don’t forget to like Measured Me on Facebook!
I suspect I am supposed to post some kind of disclaimer here, about how this data can and can not be used, but I have no idea what to say. If anyone has done this before, please advise? In the meantime, I kindly ask you to link to my blog if you (for some weird reasons) decide to analyze or visualize any of my data. Please feel free to drop me a note either in the comments to this post, or via Twitter or e-mail, if you have any questions!
PS I started crunching some of this data last week, and have some interesting insights that I will be sharing with you soon! Stay tuned
PPS It would be only fair to mention that the idea to make my data public was inspired by @statpumpkin. He has been releasing his personal quantified-self data on his MyYearOfData blog for a while now.