The aim of the proposed project is to extend the existing body of knowledge related to physiolytics by investigating the affordances and tensions associated with the introduction of this technology in organizational settings (rather than the more frequently explored private setting) and by measuring long-term effects of a meaningful use in an office context (rather than a cross-sectional perspective). In doing so, we will employ a longitudinal convergent mixed methods research design and combine quantitative data, which we obtain from our technology partner’s biosensors, with qualitative data, which we collect in semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and observations at the premises of our pilot partner.

In adopting a micro-view when studying the adoption of physiolytics, the proposed project will provide new, in-depth, and contextualized knowledge about the potentials of this emerging technology for the design of digital occupational health programs. Our results will also advance the ongoing, yet controversial discussion on ethical implications of harnessing physiological data of employees for the optimization of work in public and private organizations and the sake of reducing public health costs.