Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Living DataMaking Sense of Health Bio-Sensing$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Maggie Mort, Celia Roberts, and Adrian Mackenzie

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447348665

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 19 September 2021

Introduction: What Does Biosensing Do?

Introduction: What Does Biosensing Do?

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction: What Does Biosensing Do?
Source:
Living Data
Author(s):

Celia Roberts

Adrian Mackenzie

Maggie Mort

Theresa Atkinson

Mette Kragh-Furbo

Joann Wilkinson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.003.0001

Biosensor devices and biosensing practices emerge where health experience, scientific and medical knowledges and online platforms meet. In a synoptic discussion, we map some of these meetings and introduce the approach to health biosensing followed in this book. Our approach questions pervasive elementary assumptions about bodies, time and measurement. It expands to include a gamut of biosensings by comparing experiences of different life events, ranging from conception to ageing.  We flag some of the significant institutional and regulatory problems in aligning scientific and clinical knowledges around biosensors. And we describe the volatile mixing of devices, data science, marketing and social networks on contemporary health platforms in terms of the cultural logics of biosensing.

Keywords:   biosensor, biosensing, platform, body, health, data

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.