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

@article{Rich2017MobileWA,
  title={Mobile, wearable and ingestible health technologies: towards a critical research agenda},
  author={Emma Rich and A. Miah},
  journal={Health Sociology Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={26},
  pages={84 - 97}
}
  • E. Rich, A. Miah
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Sociology
  • Health Sociology Review
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… 
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