Innovative health technologies in everyday life

29th Jan 2010

16:30 - 18:00

Chisholm House seminar room

The next Science Studies Unit seminar will take place on Friday the 29th of January from 4.30 to 6.00 in the seminar room on the ground floor of Chisholm House. The presentation is being given Tom Mathar. His talk is titled 'Innovative health technologies in everyday life' and a brief abstract is given below.

Tom has recently submitted his PhD with the same title. He is part of the research project ?preventive self?, based at the Institute for
Europaeische Ethnologie at Humboldt University Berlin. This project is funded by the Ministry of Education and Research. Please do come along to hear this very interesting talk and enjoy the discussion which will follow, and feel free to invite friends and colleagues who are not on this mailing list.

Any questions, please feel free to get in touch,



This paper contrasts healthcare managers? understandings of how
innovative health technologies can be used in the treatment of chronic
illnesses and how these new treatments affect the everyday lives of
people suffering from these conditions. It uses telemedical
technologies for people with heart failure as an example to illustrate
these processes.

Isabel Fletcher
PhD Student
Science Studies Unit
School of Social and Political Studies
University of Edinburgh
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