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Life Microscope

Last year, I suggested we need a Technologically Externalized Knowledge and Learning device – i.e. a “learnometer” that tracks our interactions with content, information, technology, and people. Everything is recorded. Everything is analyzed. Everything is geared to extended and personalizing learning. Today, I encountered a device that mimics a bit of this: Hitachi’s Life Microscope. It’s focused on fitness activities, but it indicates the direction of devices monitoring what we do…the next extension is to integrate it with our learning habits/eportfolios.


  1. Erik Duval wrote:

    Not sure if you know about the “quantified self” blog (

    There’s loads of applications and experiments in this area… VERY interesting!

    Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 2:53 am | Permalink
  2. gsiemens wrote:

    Thanks Erik – thanks for the link! exactly the kind of resource I was looking for…

    Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 8:16 am | Permalink