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QUANTIFIED. BIOSENSING TECHNOLOGIES IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Título:
QUANTIFIED. BIOSENSING TECHNOLOGIES IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Subtítulo:
Autor:
NAFUS, D
Editorial:
MIT PRESS
Año de edición:
2016
ISBN:
978-0-262-52875-7
Páginas:
280
27,95 € -10,0% 25,16 €

 

Sinopsis

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, genomes, and microbiomes, and turn them into electronic data. Is this phenomenon empowering, or a new form of social control? Who volunteers to enumerate bodily experiences, and who is forced to do so? Who interprets the resulting data? How does all this affect the relationship between medical practice and self care, between scientific and lay knowledge? Quantified examines these and other issues that arise when biosensing technologies become part of everyday life.

The book offers a range of perspectives, with views from the social sciences, cultural studies, journalism, industry, and the nonprofit world. The contributors consider data, personhood, and the urge to self-quantify; legal, commercial, and medical issues, including privacy, the outsourcing of medical advice, and self-tracking as a "paraclinicalö practice; and technical concerns, including interoperability, sociotechnical calibration, alternative views of data, and new space for design.