In this post, we are going deeper into the Dynamic Data project, looking at the Veri dynamic data (library available here on GitHub and at NPM). Opening the library, you’ll see there is one type of data object: Meal Activity.
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About the data source
Veri (iOS|Android) is a health tracking company that specializes in tracking how your body responds to different foods. This is achieved by their Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) that is applied to the back of the upper arm to measure blood sugar levels. Keeping your blood sugar level within the target range is good to prevent and delay serious health problems. The user can also upload their meal details, sleep and training data. It should be noted however that the CGM made by Veri should be used for medical purposes such as diabetes diagnosis, management or eating disorder diagnosis, etc.
Veri provides a data-exporting service that allows the user to export a selection of their glucose values, meals, notes, training, sleep and flow scores. This results in a large CSV file of records, one of which were converted into a JSON object stored in a NPM package. The index file of the package imports this data object and exports it in a collection called “Data”. These mockup files make up the veri-data package
Models Generated With JSON Crack
The veri-mockups package imports the files above and goes through each attribute generating artificial (new) data using proprietary functions, such as those found in the utils package.
For example, with the mealActivity object:
Use case ideas
Ideas to combine with some other data sources
Open-source data library
We welcome contributions and forks to this data set, and look forward to seeing what developers build in our Liberty. Equality. Data. Slack channel.
Considerations for next version/improvements
With Prifina developers can use the Dynamic Data Libraries natively in the App Studio to build direct to consumer apps where individuals can run them with their own user-held data.
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