Assessing the Impact of the Internet of Things Integration on the wellbeing of People in Office spaces, Nigeria: A Review
Keywords:IoT, Wellness, Office Space, Mental Health, Literature Review, Internet of Things
The Internet of things technology is widely becoming an accepted cutting-edge innovation for buildings of various purposes. Because of the numerous benefits of the Internet of Things Technology for building owners, occupants and managers, the concept of integrating this data-driven innovation in residential and commercial spaces is a phenomenon that can be harnessed for the wellbeing of people. Reports have shown that there is a growing rate of mental illness in office spaces in Nigeria and across the globe. As such, this study assesses the impact of the Internet of Things technology on the wellbeing of office-space users. The methodology adopted by this study is qualitative in nature whereby parameters and variables gotten from literature on mental health illnesses were analysed categorized according to the IoT solutions in order gain insights on addressing mental health challenges in office spaces. The sampling technique used to collect qualitative data was non-random. It was discovered that the IoT technology offers an opportunity to understand and optimize space management for user comfort of office dwellers. Hence, it is recommended to incorporate the use of the Internet of Things technology in order to adequately adjust people-management structures to suit the various wellness needs of office-space users
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