Technologies 2013, 1(1), 3-25; doi:10.3390/technologies1010003
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Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks

Received: 24 February 2013; in revised form: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 28 May 2013 / Published: 10 June 2013
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Abstract: Social robotics, brain machine interfaces and neuro and cognitive enhancement products are three emerging science and technology products with wide-reaching impact for disabled and non-disabled people. Acceptance of ideas and products depend on multiple parameters and many models have been developed to predict product acceptance. We investigated which frequently employed technology acceptance models (consumer theory, innovation diffusion model, theory of reasoned action, theory of planned behaviour, social cognitive theory, self-determination theory, technology of acceptance model, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology UTAUT and UTAUT2) are employed in the social robotics, brain machine interfaces and neuro and cognitive enhancement product literature and which of the core measures used in the technology acceptance models are implicit or explicit engaged with in the literature.
Keywords: social robotics; assistive robotics; brain machine interface; brain computer interface; neuroprosthetics; neuroenhancement; cognitive enhancement; technology acceptance model; disabled people; people with disabilities; therapeutics; therapeutic enhancements
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Wolbring, G.; Diep, L.; Yumakulov, S.; Ball, N.; Yergens, D. Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks. Technologies 2013, 1, 3-25.

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Wolbring G, Diep L, Yumakulov S, Ball N, Yergens D. Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks. Technologies. 2013; 1(1):3-25.

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Wolbring, Gregor; Diep, Lucy; Yumakulov, Sophya; Ball, Natalie; Yergens, Dean. 2013. "Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks." Technologies 1, no. 1: 3-25.

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