A1 PUBLICATION - Paper Employee acceptability MWL monitoring


As the development of wearable mental workload measurement thrives - leveraged by Industry 4.0 - the authors investigated a first possible hurdle in the adoption process of such technology. The study found that certain goal and context framing characteristics in corporate communication might affect the acceptability of wearable mental workload monitoring, next to employees' technology readiness, education levels, gender and corporate privacy management. This imec-mict-ugent research is hereby the first to study the complexities of employee attitudes towards this novel technology.

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Van Acker, B. B., Conradie, P. D., Vlerick, P., & Saldien, J. (2020). Employee acceptability of wearable mental workload monitoring: exploring effects of framing the goal and context in corporate communication. Cognition, Technology & Work.