Measures of Well-Being and Technology Intensity in a GRID Framework

GRID 2020 Abstracts

Measures of Well-Being and Technology Intensity in a GRID Framework

Prof. Arik Sadeh
Faculty of Technology Management, HIT

Session IV: Grids of Biology and Technology
Monday, November 23, 2020 | 14:30-15:30 (Duet B)

Technology and the impact of its development on humans are widely featured in the literature. The terms technology intensity and well-being are subject to various interpretations and can be highly subjective, and they gain interest in a Grid framework. Well-Being is a term that refers to all factors that affect individual well-being, quality of life, physiological state, mental state, level of happiness, personal prosperity, and satisfaction with the standard of living. The study deals with exploring and understanding the relationship between technology and well-being in an attempt to identify the influence between the variables that describe well-being and variables that describe technology use, including the proportionality of technology level in the same or country. An interesting research question is if there is a connection between the level of technological involvement and a person's well-being? If so, what are its direction and its intensity? Is there a difference between the impacts of different uses of technology on well-being? For example: Is there a difference in contributing to the individual's Well-Being level between the degree of employment technology and the degree of technology at home?

The impact of the degree of technological involvement on one's well-being level consists of many factors, which can be classified into two aspects: physiological and mental-mental (non-physiological). In the physiological perspective, factors such as level of physical activity, BMI index, quality of vision, joint, and muscle problems (created as a result of body and organ posture) can be enumerated. Among the factors about the mental-mental aspect are the level of sociality, happiness, and intelligence.

From the literature survey, we defined the following well-being sub-criteria: Happiness, Satisfaction, Job Satisfaction, Sense of fulfillment, Quality of life, Physical health, Mental health, Emotions, Motivation, Social life, Opportunities, and Safety. The research findings will be presented at the conference.