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Une technologie pour la santé: traces et expertises

Abstract : This article reviews an experiment with technology to detect epileptic seizures. As part of a wider project run by a parents association which targets the opening of a socio-medical institution, the aim of this technology is to provide epilepsy sufferers autonomy and intimacy. Testing the system in the family environment brings together different types of expertise collaborating to improve a seizure detection algorithm. Through tracking, families and researchers have identified a range of definitions of epileptic seizures. A debate emerges from these multiple definitions, taking the project into the hospital and medical expertise environment, where a stabilized definition concerning the epileptic seizure as a single object could be enacted. Beyond that, the permanent challenge of the project - transferring the technology to the socio-medical structure - evokes the importance of taking in hand an emergency situation and the issue of responsibility in the event of a seizure.
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Julien Soler, Pascale Trompette. Une technologie pour la santé: traces et expertises. Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances, Société d'Anthropologie des Connaissances, 2010, 4 (2), pp.323-357. ⟨halshs-00580826⟩



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