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
Title of host publicationPersuasive technology
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopment and implementation of personalized technologies to change attitudes and behaviours
EditorsPeter W. de Vries, Thomas van Rompay
Pages46-48
StatePublished - Apr 2017
Event12th International Conference on Persuasive Technology 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Conference

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

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Employees
Health promotion
Work place
Visualization
Privacy
Data collection

Keywords

  • labour sciences
  • employees
  • wearables

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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. In P. W. de Vries, & T. van Rompay (Eds.), Persuasive technology: Development and implementation of personalized technologies to change attitudes and behaviours. (pp. 46-48)

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

Persuasive technology: Development and implementation of personalized technologies to change attitudes and behaviours. ed. / Peter W. de Vries; Thomas van Rompay. 2017. p. 46-48.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewContribution to conference proceeding

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

Persuasive technology: Development and implementation of personalized technologies to change attitudes and behaviours. ed. / Peter W. de Vries; Thomas van Rompay. 2017. p. 46-48.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewContribution to conference proceeding

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