Wearables at work: preferences from an employee’s perspective

Aniek Lentferink, Hilbrand Oldenhuis, Martijn de Groot, Louis Polstra, Hugo Velthuijsen, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

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Abstract

This exploratory study aims to obtain a first impression of the wishes and needs of employees on the use of wearables at work for health promotion. 76 employ-ees with a mean age of 40 years old (SD ±11.7) filled in a survey after trying out a wearable. Most employees see the potential of using wearable devices for workplace health promotion. However, according to employees, some negative aspects should be overcome before wearables can effectively contribute to health promotion. The most mentioned negative aspects were poor visualization and un-pleasantness of wearing. Specifically for the workplace, employees were con-cerned about the privacy of data collection.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017
Event12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2017 - Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 Apr 20176 Apr 2017
Conference number: 12th
http://persuasivetechnology.eu/

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2017
Abbreviated titlePERSUASIVE 2017
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period4/04/176/04/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • hrm
  • employees
  • wearables
  • health

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Lentferink, A., Oldenhuis, H., de Groot, M., Polstra, L., Velthuijsen, H., & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (2017). Wearables at work: preferences from an employee’s perspective. Poster session presented at 12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Lentferink, Aniek ; Oldenhuis, Hilbrand ; de Groot, Martijn ; Polstra, Louis ; Velthuijsen, Hugo ; van Gemert-Pijnen, Lisette. / Wearables at work : preferences from an employee’s perspective. Poster session presented at 12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.1 p.
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Lentferink, A, Oldenhuis, H, de Groot, M, Polstra, L, Velthuijsen, H & van Gemert-Pijnen, L 2017, 'Wearables at work: preferences from an employee’s perspective' 12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 4/04/17 - 6/04/17, .

Wearables at work : preferences from an employee’s perspective. / Lentferink, Aniek; Oldenhuis, Hilbrand; de Groot, Martijn; Polstra, Louis; Velthuijsen, Hugo; van Gemert-Pijnen, Lisette.

2017. Poster session presented at 12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Lentferink A, Oldenhuis H, de Groot M, Polstra L, Velthuijsen H, van Gemert-Pijnen L. Wearables at work: preferences from an employee’s perspective. 2017. Poster session presented at 12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.