@sprague I wrangled at intro to Kate from a friend and just emailed her to describe my project and see about doing something together, it would be excellent to launch a PLR that used easy self-assessment/tracking of tremor. They are very clinically focused so this may seem too avant garde, but we’ll see. I’m also going to ask my doctor about the Trio. If it’s not too pricey I’ll try to get my hands on one.
This is an update on my project, cross posted from the QS Forum:
I learned a lot from the first phases of this project, and I’m now restarting based on what I learned. Some lessons:
- My vulnerability to tremor varies during the day.
- I can subjectively estimate my vulnerability to tremor (“tremory”)
- I can see variation in the graph my sensor measurements.
- I don’t have faith that my analysis of the sensor measurements (“tremor score”) is especially accurate as a measure of tremory, partially because I don’t understand the analysis well enough, and partially because I’ve seen variation in the score that is a lot greater than my experience of tremory.
My next steps are:
- Use the 1 Button to track tremory. The challenge of measuring tremory (rather than tremor) is that the tremor is worse depending on the action I’m attempting to take with my fingers. Just tracking when it’s annoying doesn’t work. So I’m going to do a concentrated test using experience sampling to assess subjective tremory whenever I get a notification. I happen to be using imoodjournal (on @madprime’s recommendation) to do experience sampling of mood, so I’m going to make a tremory assessment at the same time.
- Do a concentrated test of the sensor measurement at the same time as the subjective assessment, but only when this is convenient. I have to be at a desk.
- Get help with the sensor analytics so I understand them better, maybe I can restore my confidence.
Right now I have a stupid problem, which is that I bought a new phone case that is more slippery than the old one. (I was cheap and didn’t want to pay Apple.) So I have to anchor the phone against a stop to keep it from slipping. Mechanically, I expect this to add stability and make it difficult (and for me impossible) to know the relationship between the new measures to old measures. I think that’s ok. I’m still in the idea generation stage, not in the prove ideas stage. In this next round of sensor measures, I’ll be starting from scratch.