How self-tracking biometrics influence patients, medicine and society.
As a consequence of digitalisation, data acquisition related to different aspects of our daily life has become widely available. Monitoring of heart condition, mood or air quality is no longer the domain of specialised laboratories or hospitals, it can be done anytime, anywhere and by anybody. Self-knowledge and self-perception through numbers replace subjective narration based on frame of mind or intuition. Quantified-self phenomena not only revolutionise healthcare, but also promise to boost wellbeing. How will life change in a world where everything becomes measurable?