Volume 9 Number 4 Year - 2015

Number of articles: 12



IMPROVING QUALITY OF WORK LIFE THROUGH ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY: AN IDEA ACCEPTED BY INDUSTRY

Authors: Evanthia Giagloglou, Sasa Brankovic, Ivan Macuzic

Abstract: Quality of Work Life (QWL) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) are two interconnected and important human needs. Modern industry shows a clear will for improving QWL and OHS, nevertheless, existent automatization and technological advances may negatively influence employees' wellbeing and result as triggers to their health deterioration. Subjective measures of employees workload can help, however, the lack of objectivity may be an issue. Improvement of working life needs objective measures. There is technology for measuring objectively employees' psychophysiology, but is considered to interfere with the flexibility needed for performing working tasks. Today electrophysiological methods require minimal dimensions, are wireless connected, allow movement and are proved to be useful in capturing psychophysical wellbeing. This study shows that the industry is ready to accept electrophysiological measures for monitoring and improving the employees' wellbeing.

Keywords: QWL, OHS, electrophysiology

Article info: pp. 643-656

Recieved: 10.06.2015  Accepted: 15.10.2015  UDC: 332.05   Downloads: 494


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