Survival of the (Data) Fit : Self-Surveillance, Corporate Wellness, and the Platformization of Healthcare

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Centre for Consumer Society Research en
dc.contributor.author Charitsis, Vassilis
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-19T13:54:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-19T13:54:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-31
dc.identifier.citation Charitsis , V 2019 , ' Survival of the (Data) Fit : Self-Surveillance, Corporate Wellness, and the Platformization of Healthcare ' , Surveillance and Society , vol. 17 , no. 1-2 , pp. 139-144 . https://doi.org/10.24908/ss.v17i1/2.12942 en
dc.identifier.issn 1477-7487
dc.identifier.other PURE: 123637985
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 87a5f187-cf1e-483c-96e2-3babe7da3ea1
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3745-0120/work/58741952
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000462897800020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/303365
dc.description.abstract The emergence and proliferation of smart sensor technologies has enabled the self-tracking of everyday life in an unprecedented manner as the logic of quantification and datafication extends to diverse aspects of life, including education, work, and healthcare. This development is epitomized by the numerous corporate wellness programs that are based on the use of self-tracking tools. Faced with increased competition, Fitbit, one of the most popular brands in wearable self-tracking devices, recently launched the Fitbit Care platform. Its aim is to establish itself as the leading actor in employee corporate wellness programs by providing comprehensive offerings that include self-tracking tools, apps, digital interventions, and personalized health coaching. Focusing on the Fitbit Care platform, this paper examines the intersection of self-surveillance, corporate wellness, and healthcare, highlighting the socioeconomic inequalities propagated by the ideology of dataism that privileges those who are able to engage in activities that generate desirable data. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Surveillance and Society
dc.rights en
dc.subject 217 Medical engineering en
dc.subject 512 Business and Management en
dc.title Survival of the (Data) Fit : Self-Surveillance, Corporate Wellness, and the Platformization of Healthcare en
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dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.24908/ss.v17i1/2.12942
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