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The Influence of Health Apps Efficacy, Satisfaction and Continued Use Intention on Wearable Device Adoption: A Convergence Perspective

헬스 앱의 효능감과 만족도, 지속적 사용의도가 웨어러블 기기의 수용에 미치는 효과: 융복합적 관점

  • Park, Dong-Jin (Department of Advertising & Public Relations, Hallym University) ;
  • Choi, Joung-Hwa (Department of Advertising & Public Relations, Hallym University) ;
  • Kim, Do-Jin (Graduate School of Interaction Design, Hallym University)
  • 박동진 (한림대 광고홍보학과) ;
  • 최정화 (한림대 광고홍보학과) ;
  • 김도진 (한림대 인터랙션디자인 대학원)
  • Received : 2015.05.18
  • Accepted : 2015.06.20
  • Published : 2015.07.28

Abstract

Mobile's health care and diagnostic capabilities are accepted as the most innovative sectors, and the combination with wearable device is being predicted as the future's most promising industries. However, the level of consumer acceptance and utilization is still insufficient compared to the development of technology. This study explores the use intention of wearable device based on previous studies about health apps. In particular, health-related use efficacy of the app, app use intention and app satisfaction are analyzed through a structural equation model. The use of health-related apps revealed that there is a statistically significant relationship with the use of the wearable device. The results suggest that the importance of app use efficacy, satisfaction, apps use should be considered for the successful diffusion of wearable health devices.

Keywords

Health apps;Use efficacy;Satisfaction;Continued use intention;Wearable device;Convergence

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단, 한림대학교

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