This lecture will be delivered by Professor Blaine Price, Professor of Computing, School of Computing & Comms at the Open University.
6pm Arrival tea and coffee
The explosive growth in wearable and Internet-of-Things technology for self-tracking has given many people the tools to help diagnose problems that have eluded conventional medicine. However, many more people are collecting data of dubious value from this cheap ubiquitous technology and expecting their physician to make sense of it. In this talk I will explore the history of the quantified-self movement and where it can help patients and physicians work together to solve problems as well as the current obstacles to success and how we can overcome them. While the present state of the art may have limited value for most people, the future is brighter, if ethically challenging.