Evaluation of an IoT framework for a workplace wellbeing application

Nithya G. Nair, Ahmed Saeed, Md Israfil Biswas, Mamun Abu-Tair, Pushpinder Kaur Chouhan, Ian Cleland, Joseph Rafferty, Chris Nugent, Philip Morrow, Mohammad Hossein Zoualfaghari, Zhan Cui

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Abstract

The sedentary lifestyle, contributed to by long periods of sitting has been observed to have an impact on overall wellbeing. The longest period of sitting by an employee, in an office type setting, is at the desk therefore this is a primary contributor to health issues related to sedentary behaviour. This study presents and evaluates the technical aspects of an Internet of Things framework for monitoring wellbeing in the workplace. The framework is evaluated using 'situation assessment' and 'actuation' modules that suggest intervention strategies in a workplace environment for the improvement of wellbeing. A vital function of this framework is to accurately monitor the time an employee is sedentary. Based on evaluation results, it was observed that there was a maximum difference of 0.27% in activity level measured by the IoT framework when compared with manual monitoring techniques. The evaluation has demonstrated that the IoT framework was able to detect the duration of active and inactive phases of physical activity with a lower rate of error when compared with manual techniques for monitoring physical activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/SCALCOM/IOP/SCI 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1783-1788
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728140346
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2020
Event2019 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/SCALCOM/IOP/SCI 2019 - Leicester, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Aug 201923 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/SCALCOM/IOP/SCI 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/SCALCOM/IOP/SCI 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeicester
Period19/08/1923/08/19

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is supported by BTIIC (BT Ireland Innovation Centre), funded by BT and Invest Northern Ireland.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 IEEE.

Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Activity monitoring
  • Actuation
  • IoT framework
  • Sedentary
  • Situation assessment
  • Wellbeing
  • Workplace

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