Quantifying the body: monitoring and measuring health in the age of mHealth technologies

  title={Quantifying the body: monitoring and measuring health in the age of mHealth technologies},
  author={Deborah Lupton},
  journal={Critical Public Health},
  pages={393 - 403}
  • D. Lupton
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Critical Public Health
Mobile and wearable digital devices and related Web 2.0 apps and social media tools offer new ways of monitoring, measuring and representing the human body. They are capable of producing detailed biometric data that may be collected by individuals and then shared with others. Health promoters, like many medical and public health professionals, have been eager to seize the opportunities they perceive for using what have been dubbed ‘mHealth’ (‘mobile health’) technologies to promote the public’s… Expand
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