Consumers' and Physicians' Perceptions about High Tech Wearable Health Products

Nasir S., Yurder Y.

World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, İstanbul, Turkey, 28 - 30 May 2015, pp.1261-1267 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.06.279
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1261-1267
  • Keywords: Wearable technology, mobile health applications, high tech health products, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL, INFORMATION-TECHNOLOGY, PERCEIVED RISK, EXTENSION, SERVICES, ADOPTION, COMMERCE, TRUST, USAGE, EASE
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


As the growing aged-population and increasing chronic diseases lead to ongoing changes in healthcare industry, wearable technologies have been becoming a hot topic in the field of health technology. Mobile health applications that work with wearable technologies enable users gather and store all health and fitness related data in one place. Consumers' acceptance, adoption and usage intention of wearable health products is expected to rise in the near future. This paper aims to reveal the perceptions of users as well as physicians about high tech wearable health technologies. The study will provide a deeper insight about motivations that affect individual's decision to adopt high tech wearable health technologies by extending technology acceptance model (TAM). Perceived risk and compatibility constructs are integrated into the TAM to analyze what determines users and physicians acceptance of wearable health technologies. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.