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Article: Anarchitectures of health: Futures for the biomedical drone

TitleAnarchitectures of health: Futures for the biomedical drone
Authors
KeywordsBiomedical drone
global health
surveillance
infrastructure
anarchitecture
Issue Date2019
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17441692.asp
Citation
Global Public Health, 2019, v. 14 n. 8, p. 1204-1219 How to Cite?
AbstractIn recent years, research on the military deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, has proliferated. However, to date there has been little systematic study of how drones are being used for health surveillance and management, particularly in resource-constrained settings. In this paper, we draw on a number of case studies to explore how the biomedical drone is contributing to a re-spatialization of health and to a process of datafication that is set to fundamentally change the nature and scope of health governance. The promotion of the drone as a solution to global challenges reflects a broader techno-optimism. However, drones and the cybernetworks they rely on are short-circuiting terrestrial systems and driving a strategic, hotspot approach to health. This targeted view of the world, we argue, recapitulates and extends earlier forms of colonial surveillance and intervention premised on security and incipient threat. We develop the notion of 'anarchitecture' to describe the formation of these new inverted health landscapes where state infrastructures are entangled with shifting technological networks. In short, we seek to develop a framework for reflecting on the ways in which global health is being reconfigured through the development of remote-sensing technologies and cyberinfrastructures
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/279425
ISSN
2017 Impact Factor: 2.017
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.912

 

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dc.contributor.authorPeckham, R-
dc.contributor.authorSinha, R-
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-01T07:17:07Z-
dc.date.available2019-11-01T07:17:07Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationGlobal Public Health, 2019, v. 14 n. 8, p. 1204-1219-
dc.identifier.issn1744-1692-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/279425-
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, research on the military deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, has proliferated. However, to date there has been little systematic study of how drones are being used for health surveillance and management, particularly in resource-constrained settings. In this paper, we draw on a number of case studies to explore how the biomedical drone is contributing to a re-spatialization of health and to a process of datafication that is set to fundamentally change the nature and scope of health governance. The promotion of the drone as a solution to global challenges reflects a broader techno-optimism. However, drones and the cybernetworks they rely on are short-circuiting terrestrial systems and driving a strategic, hotspot approach to health. This targeted view of the world, we argue, recapitulates and extends earlier forms of colonial surveillance and intervention premised on security and incipient threat. We develop the notion of 'anarchitecture' to describe the formation of these new inverted health landscapes where state infrastructures are entangled with shifting technological networks. In short, we seek to develop a framework for reflecting on the ways in which global health is being reconfigured through the development of remote-sensing technologies and cyberinfrastructures-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17441692.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Public Health-
dc.rightsPreprint: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI]. Postprint: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI].-
dc.subjectBiomedical drone-
dc.subjectglobal health-
dc.subjectsurveillance-
dc.subjectinfrastructure-
dc.subjectanarchitecture-
dc.titleAnarchitectures of health: Futures for the biomedical drone-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailPeckham, R: rpeckham@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityPeckham, R=rp01193-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17441692.2018.1546335-
dc.identifier.pmid30433846-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85057269719-
dc.identifier.hkuros308597-
dc.identifier.volume14-
dc.identifier.issue8-
dc.identifier.spage1204-
dc.identifier.epage1219-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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