Wac K.
Digital Health pp 83-108
2018-01-03
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-61446-5_7
The evidence of causality between Quantified Self (QS) and Quality of Life (QoL) is still being established, as only data from limited cases and domains exist so far. In this chapter, we discuss the state of this evidence via a semi-systematic review of the exemplary QS practices documented in 609 QS practitioners’ talks and a review of the 438 latest available personal wearable technologies enabling QS. We discuss the challenges and opportunities for the QS to become an integral part of the future of healthcare and QoL-driven solutions. Some of the opportunities include using QS technologies as different types of affordances supporting the goal-oriented actions by the individual, in turn improving their QoL.