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Smartphones, ageing and health

In this video, we discuss how smartphones impact the process of ageing and how they are used for health purposes.

This short film presents a summary of our experience in considering mHealth and of developing our own interventions based on our studies.

Several of these cases will be discussed in more detail in later steps during this week. As you can see, one important factor was that we were working in regions that had very different levels of income and health facilities.

We also found that the people we worked with considered different things as falling under the ‘health’ umbrella, including traditional and complementary treatments as well as bio-medical perspectives.

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An Anthropology of Smartphones: Communication, Ageing and Health

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