Self-tracking can be described as a practice of people voluntarily monitoring specific aspects of their lives, bodies or health conditions (1). While the practice to monitor parts of one’s life such as period tracking is something people have been doing for centuries in an analog way, the term self-tracking usually refers to a practice using digital devices.

  1. Lupton, Deborah (2014): Self-Tracking Modes: Reflexive Self-Monitoring and Data Practices. Conference Paper ‘Imminent Citizenships: Personhood and Identity Politics in the Informatic Age’ workshop, 27 August 2014, ANU, Canberra.
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