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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    Heikkilä, P., Honka, A., Mach, S., Schmalfuß, F., Kaasinen, E., & Väänänen, K. (2018). Quantified Factory Worker: Expert Evaluation and Ethical Considerations of Wearable Self-tracking Devices. In Mindtrek 2018: Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference (pp. 202-211). Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3275116.3275119