How do products become ‘sticky’? How do ad campaigns go ‘viral’? What differentiates genuinely successful businesses from those that fail?

The meetup group ‘Design Thinkers’ has run a series of talks and workshops on persuasive design, in Dublin over the last year. …


SleepScore, the sleep tracking company behind the device SleepScore Max has just released a standalone app delivering their SleepScore to the iPhone app store.

The app, free to use from the iPhone app store, is powered by sonar and is backed with massive experience in sleep tracking, backed by Dublin…


Quantifying and tracking wellness in healthcare and assisted living facilities.

How do we define wellness? How can we track it?

Monitoring patients in assisted living facilities is an incredibly important process. Monitoring catch illnesses, neurodegeneration or any other degeneration conditions early, which if not caught can have much larger implications in the future.

Wellness, as opposed to sickness, is a…


“Look at the edges of any field, because that’s where you see the future” — Susannah Fox

San Diego, California, April 2018, the Quantified Self movement worldwide gathered together to discuss cardiac health, and findings from a worldwide self-experimentation project that took place over the last year.

The audience was…


For most of us, cholesterol and glucose testing happens once a year during an annual check-up.

Diabetic patients test several times a day with home blood testing kits — this is needed to manage that condition. The latest in continuous glucose monitors track at a much higher frequency, massively upgrading…


Irish Tech News talks to Michael Seres, keynote speaker at Barcelona Health2.0 Conference.

Michael talked about where he sees health care going, and how patients will play a critical part in building the future of healthcare.

Give us a little bit about your background

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 12. I’m a three…


Can mental health be measured?

Can we track improvements? Or can we even monitor for signs of worsening?

In November, Dr Michael Keane, a Neuroscientist from the DCU based company Actualise gave a talk about using Neurofeedback to treat conditions like ADHD. Michael then talked about technologies available now that…


Can we detect what we ate from our blood? From our urine?

It turns out yes.

Being easily able to track what we eat will have massive impacts on many fields into the future, from wanting to lose weight into personalised nutrition advice and treatment of 21st-century chronic diseases like…


With the rise of fitness trackers, the age of self-quantification has well & truly arrived. But what are the main motivations for people to self-track? What help is it? Does having a step tracker really motivate us to get out & exercise more? Will self-tracking help improve our health?

We…


Diabetes and pre-diabetes is a big problem worldwide.

It’s the way we’re living that’s causing diabetes. We overeat on processed food. We don’t exercise enough. We’re too sedentary.

Over the last three months, I’ve been using a continuous glucose monitor, and have used it to guide small lifestyle and…

Justin Lawler

Self-Quantifier, tech-lover and biohacker. Organiser of Dublin Quantified Self. Developer. More at http://justinlawler.net

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