Gartner Research

Technology Overview: Quantified Self

Published: 17 September 2013

ID: G00254148

Analyst(s): Mike Gotta


Quantified self creates opportunities to uniquely engage consumers and employees. Business and IT leaders need to understand the implications of quantified self as they formulate strategies, assess partners and select vendors.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
    • Related Terms
    • How It Works
    • Shift From Philosophical Movement to Technology Usage Pattern
    • Quantified Self Within the Enterprise
  • Technology Definition
    • Quantified-Self Ecosystems
  • Uses
    • Monitor Personal Performance
    • Monitor Personal Health
    • Monitor Mental Well-Being
    • Monitor Productivity
    • Emerging Business Use Cases
  • Benefits and Risks
    • Personal Benefits
    • Business Benefits
    • Risks
  • Selection Guidelines
    • Identify Business and Participant Value
    • Acknowledge Technology Limitations
    • Assess the Vendor
    • Understand the Product and Its Use by Participants
    • Evaluate Data and Analytics Capabilities
    • Evaluate the Ecosystem
    • Recognize Market Niches
    • Anticipate Societal and Cultural Influences
  • Technology Providers

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