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The Influence of Innovativeness and Price Sensitivity on Purchase Intention of Smart Wear (혁신성과 가격민감도가 스마트의류의 구매의도에 미치는 영향)

  • Park, Hyun-Hee;Noh, Mi-Jin
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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    • v.36 no.2
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    • pp.218-230
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    • 2012
  • This study examines the influence of innovativeness and price sensitivity on the purchase intention of smart wear. A total of 211 copies of data were analyzed to investigate a structural model and test research hypotheses using AMOS 7.0 package. The results were summarized as follows. First, fashion innovativeness and technology innovativeness negatively affected price sensitivity; however, information innovativeness positively affected price sensitivity. Second, technology innovativeness positively affected the purchase intention of smart wear; however, fashion innovativeness and information innovativeness did not affect the purchase intention of smart wear. Third, price sensitivity negatively influenced the purchase intention of smart wear. This study is useful for marketers and managers who establish marketing and a price strategy for smart wear in an exploration of the relation of consumer innovativeness, price sensitivity, and the purchase intention of smart wear.

Attitudes and Acceptability of Smart Wear Technology: Qualitative Analysis from the Perspective of Caregivers

  • Park, Soonjee;Harden, Amy J.;Nam, Jinhee;Saiki, Diana;Hall, Scott S.;Kandiah, Jay
    • International Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.87-100
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    • 2012
  • Smart wear integrates computing technology into fabric or a garment for additional functionality. This research explored the attitudes and opinions of the use of smart wear from the viewpoint of caregivers. Thirty two individuals including care providers of children and adult family members with health problems participated in focus group interviews. Participants reported being interested in smart wear because of the potential to detect the location (GPS) of a dependent (e.g., child, elderly) and to monitor vital signs. Participants indicated perceived advantages of smart wear such as identifying geographical location and effectiveness. Perceived concerns mentioned were privacy/security issues and accuracy of data. Participants taking care of dependents without a specific disease were hesitant to adopt and pay for smart wear. However, caregivers of elderly individuals expressed positive adoption intentions and willingness to reasonably pay for smart wear. They indicated expectations that potential insurance would provide coverage for cost savings. Caregivers expressed the need of specific requirements for future adoption such as customizability, and comfort/safety. Specific to smart wear clothing, most respondents preferred it be an undershirt or a jacket with a sensor located in the shoulder area. The findings from this study can be used in product development, promotion and marketing of smart wear.

Designing Smart Sportswear to Support the Prevention of Sports Injuries in Badminton Club Activities (배드민턴 동호회의 스포츠 상해 예방을 지원하는 스마트의류 디자인 제안)

  • Kim, Shin-Hye;Lee, Joo-Hyeon
    • Science of Emotion and Sensibility
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    • v.23 no.3
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    • pp.37-46
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    • 2020
  • This study was aimed at investigating the activities of a badminton club and designing smart wear to prevent sports injuries during badminton club activities. Everyone is familiar with sports in an aging society and clubs are gradually developing. Popular badminton club activities lead to frequent sports injuries, especially ankle injuries, which are a serious problem that hampers members' participation in sports. Therefore, this study aims to propose a prototype design for smart wear to prevent sports injuries, including ankle injuries. First, we identified the characteristics and considerations of members of badminton clubs, and the components of smart wear to prevent sports injuries. Second, members of the badminton clubs and an elite badminton player participated in a survey on the issues and requirements associated with wearing smart wear. Third, usage scenarios for smart wear were created based on literature reviews and the user assessment lists. Fourth, a prototype of the smart wear to prevent sports injuries including ankle injuries was created based on the scenarios. With the proposed smart wear, members of badminton clubs who may require assistance with sports injuries will be able to monitor said injuries, as well as their health condition, as avatars in visual games through a smart terminal. The visual game system will provide easier access to information about sports injuries and health. This smart sportswear will allow members of badminton clubs to prevent sports injuries and review their performance. This study can be utilized to design smart wear to prevent sports injuries and monitor sporting activities or bio-signals.

Vibro-tactile Actuator for Smart Wear Applications Using Piezoelectric Ceramic Transducers (압전 세라믹을 이용한 스마트 웨어용 진동-촉각 액추에이터)

  • Sohn, Jung Woo;Gang, Han Gyeol;Choi, Seung Bok;Kim, Gi-Woo
    • Transactions of the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering
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    • v.26 no.7
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    • pp.881-887
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    • 2016
  • In this study, the vibration-based tactile actuator for smart wear applications is presented by using piezoelectric ceramic transducers. The compact wireless actuation system is constructed with a high voltage piezoelectric amplifier, a microcontroller, wireless communication module, and rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. For the wireless communication between a hardware and an operator, the bluetooth-based wireless communication system is prepared and the user interface is provided via smart phone applications. From a series of experimental user studies, it is demonstrated that the proposed vibro-tactile actuator based on piezoelectric ceramic transducers can be effectively applied to smart wear applications.

Research on Intention to Adopt Smart Wear: Based on Extended UTAUT Model (스마트웨어 수용의도 연구: 확장된 UTAUT 모형을 중심으로)

  • Sung, Heewon;Sung, Junghwan
    • Journal of Fashion Business
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.69-84
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    • 2015
  • The objective of this study is to investigate the intention to adopt smart wear, based on extended UTAUT model. We examined the effects of performance expectancy (PE), effort expectancy (EE), hedonic motivation (HE), social influence (SI), facilitating conditions (FC), and price value (PV) on the intended adoption of smart watch and smart shoes, respectively. In addition, moderating effects of gender, age, and innovation resistance were examined. An online survey was conducted, comprised of 2030 consumers who were aware of smart watch or smart shoes. In total, 393 responses were analyzed. About 50.4% were male, and 44.8% were in their 20's. An exploratory factor analysis generated five factors - PE & HM, EE, SI, FC, and PV- which were employed as independent variables in the multiple regression models. PE & HM, PV, and SI influenced on the intention to use both smart devices. FC showed the significant effect only on the intention to adopt the smart watch. In terms of gender differences, SI and PV were the important predictors of the intention to adopt the smart watch in the female group only. With respect to age difference, SI was very effective in explaining the intention of individuals in their 30's to adopt smart wear. Among the low innovation resistance group, SI was significant predictor, while PE & HE and PV were significant among the high resistance group. The findings provide useful information about the possibility of the adoption of smart wear, and new insight into market segmentation.

The Analysis of Conductive fibers for Smart Wear (스마트웨어 적용을 위한 전도성 소재분석)

  • Park, Yeong-Min;Jin, Sang-U;Jo, Gwang-Nyeon;Kim, Hong-Je;Kim, Tae-Gyu
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society of Dyers and Finishers Conference
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    • 2008.10a
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    • pp.31-32
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    • 2008
  • In this study, we have investigated a conductive fiber properties for smart wear. The effect of factors such as fiber length, denier, sewing method, washing on conductivity achieved was investigated and determined using stereoscopic microscope, SEM and LCR meter.

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Perception of Women aged 50's and 60's for High Functional Sliver Wear (고기능 실버의류설계를 위한 50~60대 여성의 인식조사)

  • Kim, Gu-Young;Lee, Jeong-Ran
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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    • v.34 no.8
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    • pp.1392-1402
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    • 2010
  • This research studied the development of high functional wear that reflects the various needs of an aged population. A survey of the life style, body functions and body changes, cognition, and preference of high functional wear with a subject group of 342 women aged 50's-60's was conducted. The results show that these women showed a high interest in clothing, challenged to new tasks, and enjoyed social meetings. Women aged 50's and 60's showed a relatively vibrant and active tendency, with no difference between them. They had the most interest in health and diet. The development of various clothing items and designs for women in their fifties and sixties are required because exercise was the most favored leisure activity. Meanwhile, they showed indisposition according to body type changes and the decrease in body functions. There was also some discomfort due to changes in visual power and trouble in controlling the body temperature. Therefore, the need to develop high quality smart wear that can help improve these problems was raised. Women aged 50's to 60's did not fully understand smart clothing; however, they showed some interest in high quality smart wear designed to improve health conditions after they heard detailed explanations about the clothing. They perceived the matter of laundry or managing he clothing more important than the price or rejection to mechanical device in regards to smart wear.

Electrical Properties of Ag-coated Conductive Yarns Depending on Physical and Chemical Conditions (물리화학적 조건에 따른 은코팅 전도사의 전기적 특성)

  • Ryu, Jong-Woo;Jee, Young-Joo;Kim, Hong-Jae;Kwon, Seo-Yoon;Yoon, Nam-Sik
    • Textile Coloration and Finishing
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.43-50
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    • 2011
  • Electrically conductive yarn coated with silver particles are widely used to make smart wear but recent studies on smart fabrics are focused on measuring method of electrical characteristics and improving technologies of its electric properties. Also durability of conductive yarn with environmental change was also important work to make smart fabric. We compared resistance changes of silver coated conductive yarns under various physical and chemical conditions such as repeated strain, heat exposure and pH for basic informations on smart wear manufacturing process. And we deduct that repeated strain among the physical conditions was most effective factors on yarn resistance change and the low resistance change was observed with increasing the number of filaments in identical yarn fineness.