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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


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


Biosensing in Old Age

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/9781447348665.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

How does biosensing reach into the lives of older people living at home? Here we examine care monitoring systems for older people, or telecare, as this has become known. We focus in particular on the ... 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


Data in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Reading the Quantified Self through Walter Benjamin

Jamie Sherman

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/9780262034173.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter draws on Benjamin’s discussion of accelerating mechanisms of image capture and distribution in the early 20th Century as a lens through which to view the contemporary acceleration of ... More


Conclusion: The Affective Turn

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, I situate the book’s findings about modeling, embodiment, and technology in the debates about affect stirred up by the age of the blink. It considers the theoretical ramifications of ... More


Our Fitbits, our (ageing) selves: wearables, self-tracking and ageing embodiment

Barbara L. Marshall

in Ageing in Everyday Life: Materialities and Embodiments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447335917
eISBN:
9781447335955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335917.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter considers the ways that embodied aging may be produced through wearable self-tracking technologies. With physical activity now promoted as key to the prevention of many age-related ... More


Surveillance and the Examined Life: Cultivating the Technomoral Self in a Panoptic World

Shannon Vallor

in Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498511
eISBN:
9780190498542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498511.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chapter 8 explores the ethical challenges presented by today’s emerging technologies for digital surveillance and self-tracking. Keeping technomoral virtues such as honesty, self-control, ... More


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