CHI 2018 – April 21, 2018 – Montreal, Canada

Long term self tracking of health for periods of years, decades or ultimately lifelong provides tremendous opportunities for personal health. However, it has become clear that considerable work is needed to turn tracking from a toy into a tool, taking into account the user, the data, and the application.

In this workshop we will discuss challenges and issues, and identify potential solutions and next steps. Contributions investigate long term use of self tracking tools, covering not just weeks or months, but potentially years or decades. Topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Use and abandonment
  • Understanding incompleteness of data
  • Designing interventions
  • Use of tracking data by medical professionals
  • New individual and community applications
  • Challenges of interdisciplinary and long term research