Applied Research

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Quantified Self Institute (QSI) has been enabling research on tools and methods of self tracking – including barriers and facilitators – since 2012. QSI strives for co-creation of QS methods and techniques aimed at self-reliance (i.e. prevention, self-management and lifestyle interventions). In cooperation with the Center of Expertise Healthy Ageing, professorships and schools at Hanze UAS we seek out ways of using QS to foster healthy ageing.

Since the establishment of QSI the scientific work of the institute has been focused on the ‘Big Five for a Healthy Life’, which encompasses physical activity & sports, food & drinks, sleep & rest, stress and social interaction. The body of knowledge that has  been created based on this research path will be indispensable in the quest for finding ways in which QS can be of value for healthy ageing.

Are you looking for a full service research partner that can help you with a Quantified Self (QS) project? Then don’t look further. Together with our strong network of Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (Hanze UAS) professorships and partner institutions we have the knowledge and experience to make it happen. Please refer to the projects below to get an idea of the kind of applied research we are currently enabling. Moreover, we are guest editing a volume of Methods of Information in Medicine on single subject design at the moment. More information about this exciting new step will be provided as soon as possible.

Quantified Self @ Work

The PhD research Quantified Self @Work focuses on the use of technology to enhance health and well-being of employees and sustainable employability. Investment into sustainable employability has advantages for both employees and employers. By means [...]

Functional Fitness Monitor

Contribution to functional, good health Collaboration The project is implemented by the Hanze University Groningen (Quantified Self Institute and lectoraat/professorship ‘Praktijkgerichte Sportwetenschap’/‘Kenniscentrum Arbeid’), together with five SMEs from the North of the Netherlands, the [...]

Wearable Technologies for Active Living

The Quantified Self Institute leads an ambitious project: the development of an optimal combination of a portable sensor system (a wearable) and a data platform for a new target group, children and young people (till the [...]