The Fitbit API allows you to get data from a Fitbit and use it in your own applications.
Paul wrote a Python script which runs on his Raspberry Pi which extracts the data. Then we processes the data using Excel. Once doing so, he created the above sleep infographic–his first effort.
The interesting aspect here, to me, is the idea of these wearable devices and their data. It is great we have large-scale data creation, but it is even better have access to the data for processing.
Great example of charting out critical health data using easily accessible tools. Check out Paul’s full writeup with description and code.