Sensing and Changing Human Behavior for Workplace Wellness

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Recently, companies have begun to care more about the well-being of their employees. With the spread of sensors, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence, the movement to build a better working environment by utilizing these technologies has been spreading. Especially, research on behavior that can change lifestyle habits is becoming popular. In this paper, we summarize workplace behavior research and projects for sensing and changing human behavior in a workplace and aim to improve the productivity and wellness of employees. Also, we introduce concepts for future workplaces and some of our related achievements. For physical state sensing, we have developed a continuous posture-sensing chair, which will soon be available commercially. For internal state sensing, we propose a method for estimating quality of life with wearable sensors. Our system have already achieved to estimate QoL (Quality of Life) around 90% with only 9 questions. In addition, we propose interactive digital signage to provide habit-changing reminders. Through one month experiment, we confirmed that our system can be feasible in daily life.------------------------------This is a preprint of an article intended for publication Journal ofInformation Processing(JIP). This preprint should not be cited. Thisarticle should be cited as: Journal of Information Processing Vol.27(2019) (online)DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2197/ipsjjip.27.614------------------------------Recently, companies have begun to care more about the well-being of their employees. With the spread of sensors, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence, the movement to build a better working environment by utilizing these technologies has been spreading. Especially, research on behavior that can change lifestyle habits is becoming popular. In this paper, we summarize workplace behavior research and projects for sensing and changing human behavior in a workplace and aim to improve the productivity and wellness of employees. Also, we introduce concepts for future workplaces and some of our related achievements. For physical state sensing, we have developed a continuous posture-sensing chair, which will soon be available commercially. For internal state sensing, we propose a method for estimating quality of life with wearable sensors. Our system have already achieved to estimate QoL (Quality of Life) around 90% with only 9 questions. In addition, we propose interactive digital signage to provide habit-changing reminders. Through one month experiment, we confirmed that our system can be feasible in daily life.------------------------------This is a preprint of an article intended for publication Journal ofInformation Processing(JIP). This preprint should not be cited. Thisarticle should be cited as: Journal of Information Processing Vol.27(2019) (online)DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2197/ipsjjip.27.614------------------------------
Original languageEnglish
Journal情報処理学会論文誌
Volume60
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2019

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