Self-tracking devices are at the heart of a debate concerning the benefits of participatory and personalized healthcare. One of the core values at stake in this debate is solidarity. While proponents view self-tracking for health as enhancing solidarity in times of a public healthcare crisis, opponents perceive it as contributing to an erosion of solidarity, by shifting responsibility for health from the state to individuals. Taking a practice-based approach that understands values as embedded in practices, I describe how the self-tracking practices of members of the “Quantified Self” community problematise these positions and point to the emergence of novel forms of solidarity.
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Gezondheidszorg en Ethiek|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|