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Mobile, wearable and ingestible health technologies: towards a critical research agenda

Mobile, wearable and ingestible health technologies: towards a critical research agenda In this article, we review critical research on mobile and wearable health technologies focused on the promotion of ‘healthy lifestyles’. We begin by discussing key governmental and policy interests which indicate a shift towards greater digital integration in health care. Subsequently, we review relevant research literature, which highlights concerns about inclusion, social justice, and ownership of mobile health data, which we argue, provoke a series of key sociological questions that are in need of additional investigation. We examine the expansion of what counts as health data, as a basis for advocating the need for greater research into this area. Finally, we consider how digital devices raise questions about the reconfiguration of relationships, behaviours, and concepts of individuality. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Sociology Review Taylor & Francis

Mobile, wearable and ingestible health technologies: towards a critical research agenda

Health Sociology Review , Volume 26 (1): 14 – Jan 2, 2017

Mobile, wearable and ingestible health technologies: towards a critical research agenda

Health Sociology Review , Volume 26 (1): 14 – Jan 2, 2017

Abstract

In this article, we review critical research on mobile and wearable health technologies focused on the promotion of ‘healthy lifestyles’. We begin by discussing key governmental and policy interests which indicate a shift towards greater digital integration in health care. Subsequently, we review relevant research literature, which highlights concerns about inclusion, social justice, and ownership of mobile health data, which we argue, provoke a series of key sociological questions that are in need of additional investigation. We examine the expansion of what counts as health data, as a basis for advocating the need for greater research into this area. Finally, we consider how digital devices raise questions about the reconfiguration of relationships, behaviours, and concepts of individuality.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
1839-3551
eISSN
1446-1242
DOI
10.1080/14461242.2016.1211486
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Abstract

In this article, we review critical research on mobile and wearable health technologies focused on the promotion of ‘healthy lifestyles’. We begin by discussing key governmental and policy interests which indicate a shift towards greater digital integration in health care. Subsequently, we review relevant research literature, which highlights concerns about inclusion, social justice, and ownership of mobile health data, which we argue, provoke a series of key sociological questions that are in need of additional investigation. We examine the expansion of what counts as health data, as a basis for advocating the need for greater research into this area. Finally, we consider how digital devices raise questions about the reconfiguration of relationships, behaviours, and concepts of individuality.

Journal

Health Sociology ReviewTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 2, 2017

Keywords: Mobile and digital health; healthism; wearable technologies; self-tracking; quanitifed self

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