Data from my iPhone ECG

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Self researcher(s) David Albert
Related tools phone, pen and paper
Related topics Heart rate, Cardiovascular

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Date 2013/10/11
Event name 2013 QS Global Conference
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Data from my iPhone ECG is a Show & Tell talk by David Albert that has been imported from the Quantified Self Show & Tell library.The talk was given on 2013/10/11 and is about Heart rate, and Cardiovascular.

Description[edit | edit source]

A description of this project as introduced by Quantified Self follows:

David Albert discusses how to understand Quantified Self and how the community can embrace it. He describes three efforts that aimed at marshaling and using Quantified Self. He shares his data from his iPhone ECG that he has pioneered through AliveCor.

Video and transcript[edit | edit source]

A transcript of this talk is below:

David Albert - Data from my iPhone ECG

Get out your pens and start writing down. I wanted to tell you how to take Quantified Self beyond and equal to one, and it’s a challenge I believe that this community can readily embrace. God, or truth, depending on your beliefs is on the side of the biggest n. And we keep hearing the notion of big data. I have a start-up funded here in Silicon Valley in San Francisco, and my investor Venode Costla, keeps talking about the biggest n. But I want to first say that Gary and this whole community has brought valuable focus to the notion of keeping people healthy, and that we owe you a debt of gratitude. However, now is the time for you to contribute. Progress in our world is being driven by mobile, cloud, and big data to which both mobile and cloud contribute, and we need to use these tools to improve health. Anybody here not have a smart phone? One person, the fact is they are everywhere, and they will be the hub in the remote control to support our lives. So here are three mobile data sources. The iBGStar Blue, the Withing’s blood pressure cuff, and the AliveCor ECG device, so we will have more and more mobile smart phone connected. And within my area of expertise, cardiology, we already have a large number of smart phone-based biometric devices, helping us hopefully to improve the life of cardiovascular patients, which by the way are millions. So what’s new, what differentiates these smart phone-based tools is that they are wireless, ubiquitous, and cloud connected. They allow us to turn QS into QW. So I must make a disclosure, I have spent 30 years developing, validating, implementing solutions to attack, heart disease. And to of the three efforts I described here are aimed at cardiac health. Every other disease area will be improved by these. So you as QS leaders around the world can help us strive the discovery of insight for all, just as you have done for yourselves. And today I will describe three efforts that are aimed at marshalling your skills. First, a big global database Wikilife dot org that aiming to bring all the biometric devices and APIs into an open source big database. But the second one, Dr Lesley Saxon’s and every heartbeat will be a story that is open to all. As well I explained it, and I’ll get to the other two now. Every heartbeat, Dr Saxon who was on with Sanjay Gupta on a Ted Med, she has a study and if you come to me I can sign you up and you get a free AliveCor ECG device. Also, Dr Jeff Olgin, chief of cardiology UCFS has his healthy heart study. You may have read about it in the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. Again, you go onto and you can get a free AliveCor device, and this happens to be an iPhone implementation today. We have android that allows us to literally diagnose cardiac arrhythmia anywhere in the world in 10 seconds. And I will tell you that there are many other aspects. This happens to be cardiac performance recorded with a smart phone, actual pumping performance of a heart. And I’m going to show you a slide hear from John Tompkins from a published study, and this is a patient having their cardiac performance quantified using traditional technologies in a lab. And I’m going to show you the exact same data being done on an 87-year-old patient, who just happens to be my father-in-law, so he gave me permission. And the exact same data you saw from a John Tompkins lab two years ago is being recorded by that iPhone today, quantifying virtually all of the performance characteristics of a heart. So if you want to quantify your heart, if you want to contribute to and n much greater than one, please come talk to me about signing up for these quantifiable trials and you will be helping to help others. And so in summary, by taking your personal efforts we can empower and engage people throughout the world, and you as leaders of the QS movement have a unique opportunity. Please help us turn QS into QW.

Thank you.

About the presenter[edit | edit source]

David Albert gave this talk.