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.” Chris entered the public dialog concerning digital health just as the media started of 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 session, Chris recounts his story of rebirth and redemption and shares how everyone 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.
Join Chris’ keynote to find out what he means by saying:
- We don’t get better by counting steps, we get better by taking them.
- We need to schedule our values, not value our schedules.
- Wehave tomeasure what we care about not care about what we measure.