Don't Unplug: How Technology Saved My Life and Can Save Yours Too
In 2002, Chris Dancy was overweight, unemployed and addicted to technology. He chain-smoked cigarettes, popped pills, and was angry and depressed. But when he discovered that his mother kept a record of almost every detail of his childhood, an idea began to form. Could knowing the status of every aspect of his body and how his lifestyle affected his health help him learn to take better care of himself? Thus begins the story of “the most connected man on Earth.”
Dancy entered the public dialog concerning digital health just as the media started to focus on wearable technologies, and he earned his moniker by eventually using up to 700 sensors—devices, applications and services—to track, analyze and optimize his life, from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being. This quantification let him see connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity and quality of life. In this highly entertaining and insightful program, Dancy will recount his story of rebirth and redemption, sharing how attendees—and their patients—can improve their lives by paying attention to how we move, what we eat, who we spend time with and how it makes us feel.
MLF: Health & Medicine
June 11, 2020
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 United States
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