Taylor Jennings

Big Data and the Quantified Self

Everything in our life right now is full of data; from the food that we eat to our physical routine. Known as the “quantified self” or QS, it’s actually an emerging trend in big data science. Since smart devices are now embedded with advanced motion sensors, data scientists can benefit from the personal data collected from these devices. Is quantifying oneself just a passing fad or gimmick? Can technology and big data really help people live healthier lives?