Posts By: Carl Duffield

Enhancing Sleep Through Technology

Each night during our #FMwearable trial, we utilized our devices to track our sleep and interacted with the data being gathered through mobile apps or the web. Two of the three devices we chose for our trial don’t have to be “worn” on the wrist exclusively. The Misfit Shine has a round, smooth medallion and the Withings Pulse O2 has a small rubberized domino; these act as tracking apparatuses that can be placed in a pajama pocket, while the Fitbit Charge HR must be worn on the wrist in order to track sleep. Additionally, we tested tracking sleep via motion using mobile phone accelerometers over the same period of time. Read more »

Pulse O2: Exploring the Unknowns of Sleep

The mirror bluntly gives you the data: your clothes are (quite) different than they were when you peacefully went to bed and your face has an impression of the Roman Colosseum. (Unfortunately, the mirror can’t give you the other data you’ll later discover: that the moonwalk really doesn’t look that great underwater.) But you trust it because you see it. What sort of insights can be gathered about your sleep from a device you wear? Read more »