Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Not specified
Title: User acceptance of pervasive computing in healthcare: main findings of two case studies
Authors: Scheermesser, Mandy
Kosow, Hannah
Rashid, Asarnusch
Holtmann, Carsten
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 January - 1 February 2008
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ICST
ISBN: 978-963-9799-14-1
Language: English
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.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)
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