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Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Dawn Nafus (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Today anyone can purchase technology that can track, quantify, and measure the body and its environment. Wearable or portable sensors detect heart rates, glucose levels, steps taken, water quality, ... More


Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Maggie Mort, Celia Roberts, and Adrian Mackenzie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348665
eISBN:
9781447348689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Biosensors and biosensing practices collect and share living data, data concerning changes in body states. Health biosensing emerges where devices, health experience, scientific and medical ... More


Introduction: What Does Biosensing Do?

Celia Roberts, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, Theresa Atkinson, Mette Kragh-Furbo, and Joann Wilkinson

in Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348665
eISBN:
9781447348689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Biosensor devices and biosensing practices emerge where health experience, scientific and medical knowledges and online platforms meet. In a synoptic discussion, we map some of these meetings and ... More


Biosensing: Tracking Persons

Sophie Day and Celia Lury

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter argues that tracking involves an increasingly significant and diverse set of techniques in relation to the ongoing transformation of relations between observer and observed, and between ... More


Biosensing in Context: Health Privacy in a Connected World

Helen Nissenbaum and Heather Patterson

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Emerging technologies challenge long-standing social norms regarding personal information sharing. In this chapter, we assess contemporary health self-tracking practices through the lens of ... More


Disruption and the Political Economy of Biosensor Data

Brittany Fiore-Gartland and Gina Neff

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The startups working in biosensing and self-tracking present a case to examine the role that power plays in the discursive process of framing new technologies. One frame often used for defining new ... More


Field Notes in Contamination Studies

Marc Böhlen

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0010
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This text discusses two experiments in the use of biosensing technologies to detect and respond to contaminated public water sources. The first field study examined recreational waters at public ... More


Data, (Bio)Sensing, and (Other-)Worldly Stories from the Cycle Routes of London

Alex Taylor

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0011
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter tells a story of promise, one about London’s bike rental data and how it might be used to re-imagine new figurings of human-machine relations. Experimenting with the relational ... More


The Data Citizen, the Quantified Self, and Personal Genomics

Judith Gregory and Geoffrey C. Bowker

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0012
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The rise of the quantified self and personal social genomics movements pose fundamental questions about the nature of citizenship that go well beyond the confines of reductive concepts of privacy. As ... More


Fertility Biosensing

Celia Roberts, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, Theresa Atkinson, Mette Kragh-Furbo, and Joann Wilkinson

in Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348665
eISBN:
9781447348689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Fertility- and hormonal- biosensing are becoming increasingly widespread across the global North. Multiple devices and apps, and their associated platforms, are used to track menstruation and ... More


Biosensing Stress

Celia Roberts, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, Theresa Atkinson, Mette Kragh-Furbo, and Joann Wilkinson

in Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348665
eISBN:
9781447348689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Stress is a notoriously slippery concept and experience: something many of us talk a lot about, and have a strong physical sense of, but which is difficult to grasp scientifically or medically. Human ... More


Platform Biosensing and Post-Genomic Relatedness

Celia Roberts, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, Theresa Atkinson, Mette Kragh-Furbo, and Joann Wilkinson

in Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348665
eISBN:
9781447348689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

How does direct-to-consumer genetic testing alter our perceptions of health, reproduction, families and futurity? DNA genotyping is a form of biosensing concerned with genetic risks, susceptibilities ... More


Conclusion: What Might Biosensing Do?

Celia Roberts, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort, Theresa Atkinson, Mette Kragh-Furbo, and Joann Wilkinson

in Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447348665
eISBN:
9781447348689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Biosensing in all its forms has strong connections to the promise-horizon of the ‘soon.’ But stories of failure, disappointment and limitation abound. We need to bring the body – or the bio in all ... More


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