Quantified Factory Worker: Expert Evaluation and Ethical Considerations of Wearable Self-tracking Devices

Päivi Heikkilä, Anita Honka, Sebastian Mach, Franziska Schmalfuß, Eija Kaasinen, Kaisa Väänänen

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    Abstract

    Following the Quantified Self trend, everyday self-tracking practices have become common. Still, self-monitoring of people at work is a rather new research topic. Self-tracking of employees’ activities, mental state and emotions enables data-based feedback, which could improve the employees’ awareness of issues influencing their well-being and performance. We contribute to this topic from two perspectives. First, we explored the potential of wearable self-tracking devices for providing personal feedback to machine operators working in a factory. We used the expert evaluation method to lay ground to the user perspective of self-tracking at work. User experience experts evaluated five tracking devices for their user experience, perceived accuracy and fit to factory workers. Second, we conducted a workshop with the experts to systematically assess the ethical considerations that may arise when adopting self-tracking at work. The results provide insights into the potential of the use of self-tracking devices in a factory context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMindtrek 2018
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    Pages202-211
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6589-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference and the Mindtrek Conference, Mindtrek 2018 - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 10 Oct 201811 Oct 2018
    Conference number: 22

    Conference

    Conference22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference and the Mindtrek Conference, Mindtrek 2018
    Abbreviated titleMindtrek 2018
    CountryFinland
    CityTampere
    Period10/10/1811/10/18

    Keywords

    • Ethics
    • Expert evaluation
    • Factory workers
    • Quantified Self
    • User experience
    • Wearable devices

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