Biosensing networks : sense making in consumer genomics and ovulation tracking

Kragh-Furbo, Mette and Wilkinson, Joann and Mort, Margaret Mary Elizabeth and Roberts, Celia Mary and MacKenzie, Adrian Bruce (2017) Biosensing networks : sense making in consumer genomics and ovulation tracking. In: Quantified Lives and Vital Data : Exploring Health and Technology through Personal Medical Devices. Health, Technology and Society . Palgrave, pp. 47-69. ISBN 9781349952342

Full text not available from this repository.


How do individuals make sense of their biosensor data? Focusing on two different health biosensors – an ovulation monitor and the consumer gene test - we discuss how individuals interpret their biosensor data by engaging in exchanges on online forums. Here, participants share and discuss ovulation patterns and genetic susceptibilities by drawing on a range of materials. We argue that it is through these biosensing networks that genetic and ovulation data become meaningful, and it is through this process that the biosensing body is acquired. We show how discussion and speculation, artefacts and body sensations, anticipations and corporeal imaginaries are part of what constitute and hold together the biosensing body.

Item Type:
Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
?? biosensing ??
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
26 Jan 2017 10:58
Last Modified:
28 Nov 2023 11:00