Over the holidays I found a new Azure-based site/service that connects to your Microsoft Health dashboard and then produces an on-screen report of your various recorded data aspects. It’s not as data-rich as using the Export to Excel function in the Microsoft Health Dashboard, but it’s also not as spreadsheet acumen-demanding, either. The beauty of the Dashboard’s export function is that you can export ALL data, from ANY time – but then it’s up to you to work the data to create meaningful charts, graphs, etc. If you’re not an Excel aficionado, it’s probably less useful.
This new site, called My Health Year, requests your permission to connect with your Microsoft Health Dashboard and then sifts through your recorded data to deliver information visually for Calories burned, Calories broken down by activity, average calories burned per month, average daily calories by week day, total steps taken, average step count by weekday, heart rate stats per month, and per day.
The Azure site is located here: http://myhealthyear.azurewebsites.net/
It takes a while for the site to process an entire year of data and you have to manually refresh the page to view its progress, but the results are interesting.
For those that are worried that connecting to your health data might be a privacy issue, I concur. My Health Year is a personal project after all, and not anything sanctioned by Microsoft. There’s absolutely no assurance except the following…
My Health Year (This is a personal project and is not associated with Microsoft nor Microsoft Health)
If the project creator would release the My Health Year code to github or just open source the code, we’d all feel a lot better about it. Then, anyone could put up their own Azure site and make their own connections and feature improvements.
But, this does give an interesting example of what could be accomplished through connections to the Microsoft Health Dashboard and a little Azure and development ingenuity.