Browsing All posts tagged under »losing weight«

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 2)

April 3, 2017

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Classification is done by people. Not AI.  Back to our leg pressing study- “For the current study, the use of supervised learning methods, mapping input objects to desired output values, appeared to be a suitable modeling technique, considering the inclusion of the measured time series and the experts’ evaluations of the executions. These assessments in […]

How might an app help some healthcare metrics?

February 27, 2017

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Wired ran an issue about biggest tech trends for 2017. One of the articles, of course, revolved around smartphones / apps / wearables / sensors. Something about our ability to make healthcare more “quantified.” A fancy way of saying we’ll have increased ability to track various health metrics, and that’ll lead to better health. The author […]

Eating less vs building electric cars

December 12, 2016

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Hey, that’s great. But it got me thinking… In decreasing airline ticket prices through having less overweight people, it was shown we could save 1.32 billion gallons of gas if we (granted, waved a magic wand) had no overweight people / no overweight people flying. That’s per year. Too far fetched you say. -> Japan has […]

How much more room could we have on airplanes if we weren’t overweight?

November 14, 2016

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I recently read an article about how the amount of unruly incidents on planes has gone up 17% in the last year. It’s hard to imagine the increasing sensation you’ve unintentionally signed up for a gang bang -due to the proximity to other people- isn’t at least part of the reason for this increase. Being […]

More evidence against wearable activity trackers

September 26, 2016

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This topic has previously been covered in Some insights on fitness and health trackers- Helping? Hurting??? Looking at a new study- –Effect of Wearable Technology Combined With a Lifestyle Intervention on Long-term Weight Loss This is the best wearable tech study I’ve seen, overwhelmingly because of the two year follow up. It’s not what you lose, it’s […]

A brief look at the relationship between energy usage and obesity

June 29, 2016

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Using the CDC, we can see the obesity rate for each state in 2014. Using the U.S. Energy Information Administration we can see how much energy each state used for 2013. Using 2010 census data we can see the population of each state. If we divide the energy use per state by the amount of people per state, […]

What the The New York Times misses about The Biggest Loser weight regain

May 16, 2016

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The New York Times published the following article: –After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight For anyone obese, reading this led one either to Ben and Jerry’s or the bar. It is a depressing read. Words like “frightening,” “stunning,” “radically,” “shocked” seem to appear every paragraph. The thesis of the article is research has […]