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10a.002.JYU_WP9 - IoB@work

Project - Summary

  • Internet-of-things (IoT) is an established concept with many solution proposals and application domains. IoT deals with devices that are interconnected and exchange data and information. When the data becomes processed and stored in the cloud, customer behaviors, preferences and interests can be better understood is referred to as Internet-of-behavior (IoB). IoB approaches the IoT from the human perspective, seeking to provide understanding how the data should be understood.
  • In the context of the project, the aim of the IoB is to capture, analyze, understand and respond to all types of human behaviors in work context. Work behaviors of people are captured using emerging technological innovations and machine learning algorithms.
  • In an experimental setting, people’s work behaviors are monitored and (dis)incentives are applied to influence them to perform towards a desired set of operational parameters. IoB is allows the transformation from only descriptive (analyzing behavior), to proactive influencing.
  • In an experimental setting, the project aims at detecting which psychological variables to influence to bring about a certain outcome.
  • The application domains of this project include professional work places with highly skilled and educated workforce such as software companies, consultants, architects, designers and doctors.

Project - Team

Team Member Role Email Phone Number Academic Site/IAB
Pekka Abrahamsson PI 358 40 541 5929 University of Jyväskylä
Joni Kultanen Researcher 358 40 628 1871 University of Jyväskylä
Teemu Autto Student N/A University of Jyväskylä
Joonas Himmanen Student N/A University of Jyväskylä
Joonas Uusnäkki Student 358 44 296 6342 University of Jyväskylä
Jukka Lassila Project Mentor 358 50 1810 Multimentor Ltd
Funded by: Multimentor Ltd

Project - Novelty of Approach

  • IoB is a hot topic in understanding consumer behavior, and has lately received quite a bit of interest in the workplace domain. Capturing desired behavior at work, understanding the mechanisms that drive it and being able to respond accurately are increasingly important capabilities. New methods are required to capture the behavior and the influencing factors.
  • Current IoB capturing solutions are developed for consumer markets and we need to experiment how they can become operationalized in a workplace context without too much intrusion into workers’ privacy. This is why ECCOLA is used in the design and implementation phase and laboratory context used as the experimental data collection platform.

Project - Deliverables

1 Method for capturing IoB
2 Software based on existing methods written in MATLAB/Python/C++
3 Open hardware prototype based on an existing hardware
4 3 reports (experimental setup, results and lessons-learned)
5 1 ECCOLA case study (ethically aligned design of non-invasive measurement system)

Project - Benefits to IAB

IAB member organizations are workplaces with highly skilled workforce executing challenging tasks under time pressure. In a demanding workplace environment, it is important to ensure high staff satisfaction IoB@Work attempts to come up with methods and tools for capturing, understanding and responding to workplace behavior based on certain stimuli. Target is to understand mechanism underlying desired behavior.

Project - Documents

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