Examining consumers’ adoption of wearable healthcare technology: The role of health attributes

CHEUNG, Man Lai, CHAU, Ka Yin, LAM, Michael Huen Sum, TSE, Gary, HO, Ka Yan, FLINT, Stuart W., BROOM, David, TSO, Ejoe Kar Ho and LEE, Ka Yiu (2019). Examining consumers’ adoption of wearable healthcare technology: The role of health attributes. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (13), e2257.

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With the advancement of information technology, wearable healthcare technology has emerged as one of the promising technologies to improve the wellbeing of individuals. However, the adoption of wearable healthcare technology has lagged when compared to other well-established durable technology products, such as smartphones and tablets, because of the inadequate knowledge of the antecedents of adoption intention. The aim of this paper is to address an identified gap in the literature by empirically testing a theoretical model for examining the impact of consumers’ health beliefs, health information accuracy, and the privacy protection of wearable healthcare technology on perceived usefulness. Importantly, this study also examines the influences of perceived usefulness, consumer innovativeness, and reference group influence on the adoption intention of wearable healthcare technology. The model seeks to enhance understanding of the influential factors in adopting wearable healthcare technology. Finally, suggestions for future research for the empirical investigation of the model are provided.

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Additional Information: ** From MDPI via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ **Journal IDs: eissn 1660-4601 **History: published 26-06-2019; accepted 19-06-2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: wearable healthcare technology, adoption intention, health belief, health information accuracy, privacy, consumer innovativeness, perceived usefulness
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16132257
Page Range: e2257
SWORD Depositor: Louise Beirne
Depositing User: Louise Beirne
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2019 08:27
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 05:07
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24771

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