I quote Tim Chang, head of a large Phone Number Database investment fund that invests in quantified self - apps: “The only way we'll fix our horribly broken healthcare system is by getting consumers to think about health and not healthcare.” We focus on the Phone Number Database consumer rather than the system. But to reduce the impact of self-trackingTo truly understand apps in healthcare, we need to delve into the underlying story of how the healthcare industry and Phone Number Database our view of disease has changed over the last fifty years. An indispensable trend in this respect is, for example, the rise of biomedicalisation.
This ensures that we explain all our Phone Number Database experiences and problems in the language of modern medicine. And that is now being reinforced by the technological and scientific devices of the biological sciences. 'Self-tracking' is not Phone Number Database something to celebrate sports watchIf you follow arguments like this from some prominent thinkers in the field, such as anthropologist Joe Dumit , you'll discover an interesting relationship Phone Number Database between the constant search for new symptoms and the financial interests of big pharma , which obviously wants to sell us more drugs to get more. to cure diseases.
From this context, self-tracking systems Phone Number Database take on a different meaning. The fact that we can now knit sensors into our t-shirts to monitor our health is not exactly something to celebrate. The debate in the public arena about these kinds of technologies should therefore be conducted differently. The companies that devise and develop these big data Phone Number Database systems have it too easy. They do not complicate their story, they frame their innovations as major steps towards progress and enlightenment.