Toward the Analysis of Office Workers’ Mental Indicators Based on Wearable, Work Activity, and Weather Data

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Yusuke Nishimura, Tahera Hossain, Akane Sano, Shota Isomura, Yutaka Aarakawa, Sozo Inoue,
International Conference on Activity and Behavior Computing (ABC)
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26 pages
2021-10-22
online
https://abc-research.github.io/
In recent years, many organizations have prioritized efforts to detect and treat mental health issues. In particular, office workers are affected by many stressors, and physical and mental exhaustion, which is also a social problem. To improve the psychological situation in the workplace, we need to clarify the cause. In this paper, we conducted a 14-day experiment to collect wrist-band sensor data as well as behavioral and psychological questionnaire data from about 100 office workers.
We developed machine learning models to predict psychological indexes using the data. In addition,
we analyzed the correlation between behavior (work content and work environment) and psychological state of office workers to reveal the relationship between their work content, work environment, and behavior.
As a result, we showed that multiple psychological indicators of office workers can be predicted with more than 80% accuracy using wearable sensors, behavioral data, and weather data.
Furthermore, we found that in the working environment, the time spent in `web conferencing',`working at home (living room)', and `break time (work time)' had a significant effect on the psychological state of office workers.

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