The research objective for this study is to create new knowledge regarding how technology can interface with the structure and operation of workplaces to create a healthier workforce. The research objective is also to explore how companies are likely to adopt emerging technologies to promote healthier work behaviors by understanding the factors and criteria companies consider when adopting technology to serve as a health enabler. Ultimately, the outcome of this study will be a consensus document that outlines a set of conditions under which technology can be used to serve as an enabler of healthier work behaviors.
Funding for this project was provided by the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. The report, “Health Technology in the Workplace: Leveraging technology to protect and improve worker health,” can be found here: http://healthyworkplaces.berkeley.edu/wellness/health-technology-in-the-workplace-leveraging-technology-to-protect-and-improve-worker-health/