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

Rich, EJ and Miah, A ORCID: 2017, 'Mobile, wearable and ingestible health technologies : towards a critical research agenda' , Health Sociology Review, 26 (1) , pp. 84-97.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Biomedical Research Centre
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Health Sociology Review
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1446-1242
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Depositing User: Professor Andy Miah
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 13:11
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 18:21

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