|Title:||User acceptance of pervasive computing in healthcare: main findings of two case studies|
|Authors :||Scheermesser, Mandy|
|Proceedings:||Proceedings of the second ICST international conference on pervasive computing technologies for healthcare|
|Conference details:||ICST International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Pervasive Health, Tampere, Finland, 30. Jan - 1. Feb. 2008|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||ICST|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Not specified|
|Subjects :||User acceptance; Case study; Usability; Data privacy|
|Subject (DDC) :||610: Medicine and health|
|Abstract:||The successful implementation of Pervasive Computing technologies in healthcare does not only depend on technical issues but also on acceptability and acceptance issues. In this paper we focus on factors that facilitate or inhibit user acceptance of Pervasive Computing in healthcare. We present selected findings of the research project ‘PerCoMed – Pervasive Computing in Healthcare’. The project is based on two case studies in pre- and post-clinical healthcare. In the first study, the potential of Pervasive Computing technologies for the treatment of acute cardiovascular diseases is investigated, in the second case study, the potential for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) is evaluated. A qualitative user acceptance analysis of the two case studies shows the following results: the main factor of user acceptance is the perceived medical usefulness. Furthermore, acceptance is strongly inhibited if data privacy or if subjective norms are violated. Usability only presents a decisive factor of acceptance if problems with usability reduce the perceived usefulness.|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)|
|Publication type:||Conference Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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