Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing (Hardcover)

Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing By Maggie Mort, Celia Roberts, Adrian Mackenzie, Mette Furbo, Joann Wilkinson, Theresa Atkinson Cover Image

Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing (Hardcover)

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This book offers a critique of the popular claim that more data equals better health. In a study that redefines the public, academic, and policy 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 practices 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 continues to evolve.
 
Celia Roberts is professor in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at Australian National University.
Product Details ISBN: 9781447348665
ISBN-10: 1447348664
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 152
Language: English
''This book presents a compelling account of people's engagements with biosensors. Drawing on their long experience 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