As more people use wearable devices to monitor their well-being, how can they use that information to maintain healthy lifestyles? Michael Segalla, professor of management at HEC Paris, has launched a study in collaboration with technology company Intel to discover the answer.
Since January 2016, executives enrolled in TRIUM EMBA—a consortium of schools that includes HEC Paris, New York University’s Stern School of Business, and the London School of Economics and Political Science—have been wearing devices that measure movement, sleeping patterns, pulse rates, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, skin temperature, and galvanic skin response. Researchers will determine how changes in those metrics can identify potentially stressful situations that can lower personal performance. At the conclusion of the experiment, HEC Paris will release a white paper on the project.