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Publikationstyp: Thesis: Master
Titel: Influence of cultural factors on wearable technology acceptance in healthcare : an empirical study with Chinese and Swiss consumers
Autor/-in: Meier, Dong Yang
Betreuer/-in / Gutachter/-in: Liberatore, Florian
Barthelmess, Petra
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-19354
Umfang: 96
Erscheinungsdatum: 2019
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: Winterthur
Sprache: Englisch
Fachgebiet (DDC): 004: Informatik
362: Gesundheits- und Sozialdienste
Zusammenfassung: The market of healthcare wearables is compelling and expected to reach USD 14.4 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 18.3%. The term “wearables” refers to “wearable technology or devices”, with computers incorporated into accessories and clothing worn on the body. Healthcare wearables can monitor real-time health vitals, diagnose diseases, and provide reminders for medicine or exercises. They are generally classified into consumer and medical-grade devices, but the distinction is increasingly blurred with advancing sensor technology. Global companies like Apple, Google, Fitbit, Xiaomi etc. developing wearables integrating medical technology aim to target consumers worldwide. The intention to accept these devices varies yet tremendously among people with diverse cultural backgrounds. In this study, certain patterns of influential factors associated with usage intention of healthcare wearables are investigated through comparing essential acceptance motives and usage barriers of Chinese and Swiss consumers. The different perceptions between both groups in view of varied national culture are examined. A conceptual model is established based on an existing framework of wearables acceptance, incorporating predictors adapted from theories of technology acceptance, health behavior, and privacy calculus. “China/Switzerland” distinguished by national culture acts as a moderator, which affect influence degree in the model. A web-based survey translated into Chinese and German is conducted in both countries respectively after modifications through pilot study. Finally, 110 valid Swiss and 201 Chinese respondents are included in data analysis.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/19354
Lizenz (gemäss Verlagsvertrag): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Enthalten in den Sammlungen:MSc Business Administration

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