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Influencing Factors for the Adoption of Smartphone Healthcare Application

스마트폰 헬스케어 애플리케이션 수용을 위한 주요 영향요인

  • Received : 2011.08.10
  • Accepted : 2011.09.26
  • Published : 2011.10.28

Abstract

With increasing of smartphone users various smartphone studies have been carried out. The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors influencing the usage intention of smartphone healthcare application. The influencing factors found from literature reviews on Technology Acceptance Model and the diffusion of innovations theory are user interface design, self-efficacy, innovativeness, and entertainment. Survey is conducted to 220 people in Seoul metropolitan area. The survey results are analyzed regarding the difference for the intention of healthcare application in accordance with respondents' demographic and application usage characteristics. We also examine the difference among four influencing factors by users and non-users. As a result there are significant differences in self-efficacy and innovativeness. This gives some implications to application developers: the system should be easy to use and provide new and useful health contents that can attract early-adopters' attention in order to increase the number of application users.

Keywords

Smartphone;Healthcare Application;Innovativeness;Self-Efficacy;Entertainment;UI Design

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단