Design Principles for Digital Occupational Health Systems

  • Maedeh YassaeeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 288)


Advancements in low-cost and unobtrusive wearable computing devices have prompted employers to begin providing their employees with wearable technology as a part of corporate wellness programs. While the adoption of wearable health-tracking systems might improve employees’ wellbeing, the introduction of such systems in organizational settings might also instigate certain tensions, in particular those between privacy and wellbeing, and work and private life. This study was based on an analysis of these tensions; following the design science research paradigm, design principles were derived to minimize such strain.


Digital occupational health Personal health monitoring systems Design principles Design science research 



This research was supported by the European Commission and Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI), under the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Information ManagementUniversity of St. Gallen (HSG)St. GallenSwitzerland

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