John C. Havens

Quantifying H(app)iness – How Big Data Is Defining Well-Being

Big Data and Quantified Self are beginning to play a global role in measuring happiness and well-being. The science of happiness, based on subjective well-being and positive psychology, has been getting a boost in the past few years from emerging technology that can measure the data about behavior and emotion. The H(app)athon Project (www.happathon.com) is a free initiative looking to leverage sensor and other data to improve well-being.