Integrating Menstrual Cycle Data into The Smart Home

Sarah Homewood

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Menstrual cycle data gathered through self-tracking apps are increasingly used to understand, control and monitor bodies that menstruate. This work-in-progress explores the effects of representing menstrual cycle data within the smart home through critical design and planned fieldwork. Themes presented in this paper include the taboo of menstrual cycles, the question of what kinds of data do we represent in the smart home and menstrual cycle tracking technologies as examples of affective computing.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date9 Jun 2017
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2017
EventInterrogating Biosensing in Everyday Life - DIS 2017 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jun 2017 → …


WorkshopInterrogating Biosensing in Everyday Life - DIS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period11/06/2017 → …
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  • Menstrual cycle
  • smart home
  • critical design
  • biosensing
  • self-tracking
  • women's health


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