Posts tagged ‘wearables’

How Professional Sport Is Keeping Fit With Big Data

Imagine if it were possible to predict the outcome of major sporting events. Or protect athletes from career-threatening injuries. Even to root out corruption in the beautiful game. Big data analytics have revolutionised modern marketing and commerce; now it looks as though they could change the face of professional sport. Creating Superman Rugby Union has already profited from the so-called ‘digital revolution’ by analysing data concerning players’ health to predict and prevent injuries. The principal behind the technology is very simple. The body reveals much about its condition that can be plugged into a big data set, with such variables as irregular heart-rates and elevated core temperature underlining health complaints that could precipitate injury. The man responsible for this innovation, […] Continue Reading

Big Data and the Quantified Self

Everything in our life right now is full of data; from the food that we eat to our physical routine. Known as the “quantified self” or QS, it’s actually an emerging trend in big data science. Thanks to advances in mobile technology, it became a phenomenon and people are becoming self-aware. Since smart devices are now embedded with advanced motion sensors, data scientists can benefit from the personal data collected from these devices. In fact, Ida Sim, MD PhD, Co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) believes that data must be visualized, interpreted, and analyzed. “We would like to have more people do this, so we can learn more,” she said in a feature published on […] Continue Reading

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