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Living Data: Making Sense of Health Bio-Sensing

Maggie Mort, Celia Roberts, and Adrian Mackenzie


Biosensors and biosensing practices collect and share living data, data concerning changes in body states. Health biosensing emerges where devices, health experience, scientific and medical knowledges and online platforms meet around bodies. This book contrasts forms of health biosensing in significant life events ranging from conception to ageing. It explores practicalities, histories and promises of fertility and hormonal biosensing, stress biosensing, DNA genotyping platforms, and old-age biosensing. While the biosensing industries promote promise-horizons of the ‘soon’, ethnographic storie ... More

Keywords: Health biosensing, biosensors, bodies, platforms, self-monitoring, self-tracking, data, sociology, ethnography, science and technology studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447348665
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348665.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maggie Mort, author
Lancaster University

Celia Roberts, author
Lancaster University

Adrian Mackenzie, author
Lancaster University