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Examining Consumers’ Adoption of Wearable Healthcare Technology: The Role of Health Attributes

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Division of Business and Management, BNU-HKBU United International College, Zhu Hai 519000, China
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Faculty of International Tourism and Management, City University of Macau, Macau, China
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Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
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Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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School of Nursing, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds LS6 3QS, UK
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Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
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Borneo Business School, North Borneo University College, Sabah 88400, Malaysian
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(13), 2257; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16132257
Received: 2 May 2019 / Revised: 17 June 2019 / Accepted: 19 June 2019 / Published: 26 June 2019
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: wearable healthcare technology; adoption intention; health belief; health information accuracy; privacy; consumer innovativeness; perceived usefulness wearable healthcare technology; adoption intention; health belief; health information accuracy; privacy; consumer innovativeness; perceived usefulness
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Cheung, M.L.; Chau, K.Y.; Lam, M.H.S.; Tse, G.; Ho, K.Y.; Flint, S.W.; Broom, D.R.; Tso, E.K.H.; Lee, K.Y. Examining Consumers’ Adoption of Wearable Healthcare Technology: The Role of Health Attributes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2257.

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