Quantified Self Amsterdam #2

a meet up on personal self-tracking

28 Feb 2011

QSAms is a regular show and tell for people who take advantage of various personal self-tracking tools and methods to gain more knowledge about themselves, others and the world around them. Come share what you are doing and learn from others! Sign up at Meetup Amsterdam.


Quantify your finance in Play-Doh - Red represents the monthly costs in 300 euro units. Found on Flickr by James Burke james burke


  • Glenn Wolters, Lifelapse Experiment, will demo an exciting new iPhone app they are launching, which democratizes tracking your day much like mylifebits did using a camera and continuous recording.
  • Tim van den Dool, Assisted Daily Living (home sensoring for elderly people), will discuss his behavior recognition system to help staff of nursing homes take care of frail and impaired elderly living there.
  • Denis Harscoat (London) will talk about how you can use his service, Quantter, to aggregate activity messages from networks such as Runkeeper, Fitbit, Nike+ and Withings and how your friends can cheer you on.
  • James Burke, Co-founder of QS Amsterdam and experience designer at Lifesized will reveal his latest findings into identity and memory.
  • Willempje Vrins and Leonieke Verhoog will tell us about Figurerunning, which is the act of making art while running, using a GPS enabled device and a mapping tool to visualize the form of each run and represent the artwork.
  • Ben Blench, a freelance Interactive Copywriter, will talk about measuring babies (his own, not other people's).

More information

Doors open at 19.00, the evening starts at 19.30. Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. The first global Quantified Self event is taking place in May 28-29 in San Francisco. You can find out more at Quantified Self