What are best practices for ethical use of nanosensors for worker surveillance?

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Many employers now offer workers wearable or implantable devices that can monitor their health, productivity, and wellness. Nanotechnology enables even more powerful and functional monitoring capacity for these devices. A history of workplace monitoring programs suggests that, despite nanosensors' potential benefits to employers and employees, they can only be successful and sustainable when a company's motivations for offering them are acceptable and transparent to workers. This article describes 5 best practices for motivating nano-enabled worker monitoring programs that are acceptable, effective, and ethical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-362
Number of pages7
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy


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