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HealthBand: campaigning for an open and ethical Internet of Things through an applied process of design fiction

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HealthBand : campaigning for an open and ethical Internet of Things through an applied process of design fiction. / Stead, Michael; Coulton, Paul.

Cumulus REDO Conference 2017 Proceedings. 2017. p. 696-706.

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Stead, M & Coulton, P 2017, HealthBand: campaigning for an open and ethical Internet of Things through an applied process of design fiction. in Cumulus REDO Conference 2017 Proceedings. pp. 696-706, REDO Cumulus Kolding 2017, Kolding, Denmark, 30/05/17. <http://cumuluskolding2017.org/proceedings/>

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