What is it about?

The aim of this preliminary study was to measure the systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) and heart rate (HR) of radiological technologists by the wearable device (WD) and evaluate variation among individuals by worktime, day of the week, job, and workplace.

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Why is it important?

There is a known positive association between high levels of stress at work and elevated systolic BP (SBP), and to a lesser extent with diastolic BP (DBP). We hypothesized that variation in BP and HR while at work could be an indicator of overwork and stressful work circumstances, and that such data could be used to improve the working environment and thus maintain the health of workers. It is uncertain whether overwork and work-related stress occur in young radiological technologists, who perform various types of work, including scanning, radiotherapy, equipment checks, and patient care.


Measurement of these metrics by WD may be a useful method for evaluating an individual’s unconscious workload.

Ryogo Minamimoto
National Center for Global Health and Medicine

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This page is a summary of: Variation in blood pressure and heart rate of radiological technologists in worktime tracked by a wearable device: A preliminary study, PLoS ONE, November 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0276483.
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