Smart Interactions for the Quantified Self

  • Erik Isaksson
  • Björn Hedin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)


The Quantified Self is a movement for collecting personal data with the goal of providing possibilities for new insights through reflecting on own relevant data, with applications in areas such as physical exercise, food, and health. When collecting personal data, difficulties may arise, such as information from different sources which cannot easily be combined, closed access to information sources, inflexible tooling for producing desired quantifications, varying precision of data used for producing quantifications, and a lack of control over data sharing for supporting relevant comparisons with others. In this paper, we introduce the concept of smart interactions, backed by linked data, as a means of introducing the QS through smart and personal learning environments, both for reducing the associated difficulties and further empowering the QS.


Smart Learning Environments Personal Learning Environments Smart Interactions Quantified Self Linked Data 


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The research presented in this contribution has been partially carried out with financial support from the Swedish Energy Agency and the ECfunded projects ROLE (grant agr. 231396) and TELL ME (grant agr. 318329).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EECS schoolKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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