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dc.contributor.authorBowen, Judyen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHinze, Annika
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Sally Jo
dc.contributor.authorParker, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-23T00:44:48Z
dc.date.available2015en_NZ
dc.date.available2015-11-23T00:44:48Z
dc.date.issued2015en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBowen, J., Hinze, A., Cunningham, S. J., & Parker, R. (2015). Investigating the use of activity trackers to observe high-risk work environments (Computer Science Working Papers). Hamilton, NZ: Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato.en
dc.identifier.issn1177-777Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9772
dc.description.abstractThe New Zealand forestry industry has the country's highest rate of workplace fatalities. The reasons are not well studied or understood and no large-scale systematic physical and physiological data has been recorded to investigate this. Current research focusses on developing mechanised solutions and changing worker behaviour. We believe the first step in identifying any successful solution is to develop a fine-grained understanding of the physical context of forestry work by performing large-scale data collection of the levels of physical activity the workers engage in as well as their sleep patterns over extended periods of time. Our goal is to use lightweight, wearable technology (so-called activity trackers) to collect this data. In order to do so we need a clear understanding of the capabilities and limitations of such devices, both in general and in the proposed use environment for forestry workers. In this paper we present the results of user studies and comparisons of six activity trackers and three mobile phone applications used to track activity and sleep. We also discuss our initial pilot study with forestry workers and discuss the problems encountered using the trackers in the environment.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDepartment of Computer Science, The University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesComputer Science Working Papers
dc.rights© 2015 Judy Bowen, Annika Hinze, Sally Jo Cunningham and Richard Parker
dc.subjectcomputer science
dc.titleInvestigating the use of activity trackers to observe high-risk work environmentsen_NZ
dc.typeWorking Paper
uow.relation.series01/2015
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pubs.organisational-group/Waikato
pubs.organisational-group/Waikato/FCMS
pubs.organisational-group/Waikato/FCMS/Computer Science
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pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, NZen_NZ


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