Antecedents of Consumersâ€™ Intention to Adopt Wearable Healthcare Devices
Wearable technologies are considered as the possibility of enhancing healthcare productivity and decrease healthcare charge. Regardless of the significance of this technology, inadequate studies have focused on the antecedents of factors influencing consumersâ€™ intention for the adoption of wearable devices. This study aimed to determine the significant factors which have an influence on consumersâ€™ intention for the adoption of wearable healthcare devices. The current study adopts a Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to explore an individualâ€™s intention for wearable health technology adoption. Data for this study was obtained from 176 Malaysian researchers. The Structural Equation Model (SEM) was performed for testing the proposed research model. The obtained results from SEM indicated that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, initial trust and functionality have a statistically significant influence on consumers â€˜intention for adoption of wearable healthcare devices. The results of this study will aid the manufacturers and providers to how increase the use of wearable healthcare devices in the healthcare.
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