Opportunities and challenges for self-experimentation in self-tracking

Conference Paper

Personal informatics applications support capture and access of data related to an increasing variety of dimensions of everyday life. However, such applications often fail to effectively support diagnostic self-tracking, wherein people seek to answer a specific question about themselves. Current approaches are therefore difficult, tedious, and error-prone. This workshop paper discusses our ongoing efforts to develop methods for self-experimentation in self-tracking. We examine how self-experimentation situates within existing models of personal informatics processes, discuss our current focus on personal food triggers in patients suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and highlight open challenges for self-experimentation more broadly.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Karkar, R; Fogarty, J; Kientz, JA; Munson, SA; Vilardaga, R; Zia, J

Published Date

  • September 7, 2015

Published In

  • Ubicomp and Iswc 2015 Proceedings of the 2015 Acm International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 Acm International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Start / End Page

  • 991 - 996

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781450335751

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/2800835.2800949

Citation Source

  • Scopus