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Linked – What Happens to Mental Health at Work When Our Devices Know How We Feel?

This is an interesting possibility:

“The potential to use this data to promote workplace wellness is unparalleled,” Torous declares. “Such data may even help predict future mood states of teams and individuals — for example, proactively signaling when an employee may benefit from a day off to care for their mental health. Of course, such apps and wearables need to earn users’ trust and protect sensitive information — without trust there is no health or wellness.”

Would you be OK with your boss getting alerted by the biometric information from the company’s smartphone in order to tell when you’re overwhelmed, need a day off, or can you really trust your boss with that much information?


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