ITA [Hrsg.], (2018) Quantified self. ITA dossier no. 35en (April 2018; Authors: Astrid Mager, Katja Mayer).
-> Mobile devices are increasingly being used to measure and monitor health and body functions. This is fuelled by a trend towards self- optimisation and increased efficiency. -> Such tracking devices can contribute to greater autonomy and allow more independence outside of traditional institutions. -> At the same time, they can also lead to continuous surveillance and heteronomy. Consequently, health apps should be used with caution. -> Government and politicians should ensure appropriate legal frameworks and support fundamental rights-friendly technology.
Publication type:
policy brief
Publication date:
2018-04-28
Publication URL:
http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-dossiers/ita-dossier035en.pdf
Institute:
Institute of Technology Assessment (OeAW ITA)
Country:
AT

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