This is the full transcript of Lauren Costantini’s TEDx Talk: The Quantified Self: How Wearable Sensors Expand Human Potential at TEDxMileHigh.
Listen to the MP3 Audio here: Wearable Tech Expands Human Potential by Lauren Constantini at TEDxMileHigh
Lauren Costantini – CEO of Prima-Temp
Ours bodies are radiating data, constantly radiating data. But, for the most part, we ignore those data that our bodies are trying to communicate to us, until something goes terribly wrong.
We wake up one morning with a sore throat and an achy back, and our body is telling us: “You haven’t been taking care of me!” And it’s not until then do we start thinking about getting more rest, drinking more water, taking our vitamins.
Or our doctor calls us and says, “Your lab results came in. Your cholesterol levels are through the roof!” And it’s not until we get that bad news that we start paying attention to the food we eat, or the exercise that we get.
So we ignore a lot of the data that our bodies are radiating, but, with the advent of wearable sensors, we now have dials and gauges, and trackers that are collecting all the data that our bodies are radiating, and allowing us to analyze it in real time and make changes in our lives at the most basic human levels.
We typically think of technology as something that separates us from being human, but I ask you to think about technology as a way of expanding our humanness. What might be possible if you could learn from the data your body is radiating, how to make the most of your body and your mind? What would you do with that power?