Living Data: Making Sense of Health Biosensing (Hardback)
  • Living Data: Making Sense of Health Biosensing (Hardback)

Living Data: Making Sense of Health Biosensing (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 24/07/2019
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As individuals increasingly seek ways of accessing, understanding and sharing data about their own bodies, this book offers a critique of the popular claim that 'more information' equates to 'better health'. In a study that redefines the public, academic and policy related debates around health, bodies, information and data, the authors consider the ways in which the phenomenon of self-diagnosis has created alternative worlds of knowledge and practises which are often at odds with professional medical advice. With a focus on data that concerns significant life changes, this book explores the potential challenges related to people's changing relationships with traditional health systems as access to, and control over, data shifts.

Publisher: Bristol University Press
ISBN: 9781529207507
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

"This is an original and timely text - an absolute pleasure to read and a unique contribution to the field." Emma Rich, University of Bath
''This book presents a compelling account of people's engagements with biosensors. Drawing on their long history of research in science and technology studies, the authors elucidate how people can be helped or disappointed by these new technologies.'' Deborah Lupton, University of New South Wales

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