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Author Roberts, Celia, author

Title Living data : making sense of health bio-sensing / Celia Roberts, Adrian Mackenzie, Maggie Mort ; with Theresa Atkinson, Mette Kragh-Furbo, Joann Wilkinson
Published Bristol : Bristol University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents Front Cover; Living Data; Copyright; Table of contents; List of Tables, Figures and Boxes; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: What Does Biosensing Do?; Layers of biosensing practice; Biosensors multiply; The biosensing health platform economies of 'my' and 'our' data; The platform alignments of biosensing; Cultural logics of biosensing; Summary of the argument: sensing, biology-medicine and platforms; Overview of chapters; 1 Fertility Biosensing; 'Femtech' and the new fertility; Citizens talking ovulation; Women's use of fertility biosensing; Is fertility tracking feminist biosensing?
Citizens' (not patients' or service users') perspectives on sensor-based home careConclusions; Conclusion: What Might Biosensing Do?; Health biosensing policy and practice; Scenario: the Browns from Preston: an 'ordinary family'; Act 1: making sense of genetic data; Act 2: making sense of fertility monitoring; Appendix; Scenario: the Browns from Preston: an 'ordinary family'; Act 1: making sense of genetic data; Act 2: making sense of fertility monitoring; References; Index
Our (reproductive) bodies, our data?Critical experiments in fertility biosensor design; Conclusions; 2 Biosensing Stress; What is stress?; Configuring stress; Stress surveillance?; The collective politics of stress; Conclusions; 3 Platform Biosensing and Post-Genomic Relatedness; Understanding the tests; Share and compare?; The value of n = 1 versus n = many; Radical data dividuation; Conclusions; 4 Biosensing in Old Age; Self-tracking or dys-tracking?; The struggle to make sense of falls and telecare data; Researching telecare in use
Summary This book critiques the popular claim that 'more information' equates to 'better health' and explores the potential challenges related to people's changing relationships with traditional health systems as access to, and control over data shifts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biosensors
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Medical Technology
Form Electronic book
Author Mackenzie, Adrian, author
Mort, Maggie, author
ISBN 1529207517 (electronic bk.)
9781529207514 (electronic bk.)
9781529207538 (ebook)
9781529207545 (ebook)