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Between bodies and technologies: digitalization processes and workers’ wellbeing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO  
Author/s: Filippo Andrei, Attila Bruni, Lia Tirabeni 
Year:  2020 Issue: 158 Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 158-177 FullText PDF:  242 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SL2020-158008
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In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the recent phase of digitalization of industrial processes has an impact also on the body that becomes the field of application of specific technologies aimed at measuring and parameterizing physical activities for improving workers’ well-being and performance. By adopting an approach that understands technology as a social practice, in this paper we present results from a research on well-being and technology devices conducted within a big firm. Results suggest, from the one hand, the relevance of the human support within dig-itally enhanced industrial environments; from the other hand, the need to understand workers’ well-being not only as the result of potential technology devices, but rather as a process articulated within relationships between humans and tech-nologies.
Keywords: Fourth Industrial Revolution, wearable technology, body, organization

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Filippo Andrei, Attila Bruni, Lia Tirabeni, Between bodies and technologies: digitalization processes and workers’ wellbeing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 158/2020, pp. 158-177, DOI:10.3280/SL2020-158008

   

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