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Continuously Healthy, Continuously Used? –A Thematic Analysis of User Perceptions on Consumer Health Wearables

Christian Matt, Moritz Becker, Andreas Kolbeck, Thomas Hess
2019 Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems  
Along with the miniaturization of digital devices, consumer health wearables (CHWs) further decrease the distance between users and devices, allowing users to continuously track their personal health information  ...  Drawing upon the previous literature, we use a rigorous iterative thematic analysis to provide a comprehensive picture of any potential benefits and deficiencies that users associate with CHWs.  ...  Acknowledgements This paper builds upon a previous conference paper (Becker et al. 2017a ) and it has substantially profited from the feedback of the PACIS 2017 conference participants and the anonymous  ... 
doi:10.17705/1pais.11105 fatcat:tfksnwycxzhvnn3tloxzeixi5a

Impact of Using m-Health App on Improving Undergraduate Students' Sports and Health Habits and Their Attitudes toward Its Use

Ali Al Musawi, Wajeha Al-Ani, Mohamed Al-Aghbari
2019 E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks  
This study aims to explore the Sultan Qaboos University undergraduate students' perceptions and attitudes towards using m-Health app and its impact on improving their sports and health habits.  ...  Both quantitative and qualitative findings unequivocally reveal the students' positive perceptions and attitudes toward the use of the mobile health app.  ...  Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.4236/etsn.2019.81001 fatcat:wpsuk7ingbebtnbvfmhdaamraq

Perceptions of and Experiences with Consumer Sleep Technologies That Use Artificial Intelligence

Esther Oh, William Kearns, Megan Laine, George Demiris, Hilaire J. Thompson
2022 Sensors  
We answer the following research questions: (1) what are user perceptions and ideations of CSTs (phase 1), (2) what are the users' actual experiences with CSTs (phase 2), (3) and what are the design recommendations  ...  This study aims to assess the perspectives and usability of different consumer sleep technologies (CSTs) that leverage artificial intelligence (AI).  ...  The codebook and definitions generated from a qualitative thematic analysis of the four focus groups in phase one. Major themes in all capitalized letters.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22103621 pmid:35632028 fatcat:v4i2lgsgl5etzocteswhg6eq6i

Identifying the characteristics of usability that encourage prolonged use of an Activity Monitor

Poonam Pushkar Dhawale, Robert James Wellington
2015 Proceedings of the 15th New Zealand Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - CHINZ 2015  
Identifying the characteristics of usability that Encourage prolonged use of An Activity Monitor Poonam Pushkar Dhawale A thesis submitted to Auckland University of Technology in partial fulfillment of  ...  the requirements for the degree of Master of Computer and Information Sciences (MCIS) 2016 School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences  ...  Identifying the characteristics of usability that encourage prolonged use of an activity monitor.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2808047.2808056 dblp:conf/chinz/DhawaleW15 fatcat:fioayr6i6rbi7dgxceto7dvmxy

Accuracy and Acceptability of Wearable Motion Tracking for Inpatient Monitoring Using Smartwatches

Chaiyawan Auepanwiriyakul, Sigourney Waibel, Joanna Songa, Paul Bentley, A. Aldo Faisal
2020 Sensors  
Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) within an everyday consumer smartwatch offer a convenient and low-cost method to monitor the natural behaviour of hospital patients.  ...  Surveys indicated that in-patients and healthcare professionals strongly agreed that wearable motion sensors are easy to use, comfortable, unobtrusive, suitable for long-term use, and do not cause anxiety  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Sensors 2020, 20, 7313  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20247313 pmid:33352717 fatcat:227dd55jdndhngxjuifeoued44

"Where There Is Light, There Is Also Darkness": Discussing Young Adults' Willingness to Disclose Data to Use Wearables and Health Applications—Results from a Focus Group Study

Isabell Koinig, Sandra Diehl
2022 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The present study investigates the following research questions: (1) What significance do individuals attribute to protecting their privacy, with a special focus on the health sector?  ...  At the same time, it has become increasingly difficult for individuals to control the use of their private data by commercial companies.  ...  In terms of analysis, an inductive approach was used, meaning that in the process of data analysis, we came up with thematic categories, which were based on respondents' statements [95] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph19031556 pmid:35162577 pmcid:PMC8835701 fatcat:54lws7ymwnak3pnezlqlru5mty

Case study

Jodi Forlizzi, Margaret McCormack
2000 Proceedings of the conference on Designing interactive systems processes, practices, methods, and techniques - DIS '00  
This paper presents a case study of informing the design of a wearable computer with web-based services through user research.  ...  The competitive playing field for startup companies often does not allow for the time to understand how user needs can influence the development of a new product.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Special thanks to members of the Bodymedia team -Michelle Christenson, Chris Kasabach, Jill Larkin, Chris Pacione, John Stivoric, and Vanessa Sica, for their support.  ... 
doi:10.1145/347642.347761 dblp:conf/ACMdis/ForlizziM00 fatcat:ojzsp77byffvhhxvntlqprnnya

The Use of Wearable Activity Trackers Among Older Adults: Focus Group Study of Tracker Perceptions, Motivators, and Barriers in the Maintenance Stage of Behavior Change

Anastasia Kononova, Lin Li, Kendra Kamp, Marie Bowen, RV Rikard, Shelia Cotten, Wei Peng
2019 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
Viewing tracker use as a beneficial health behavior, we explored the factors that facilitate and hinder long-term activity tracker use, applying the transtheoretical model of behavior change with the focus  ...  Wearable activity trackers offer the opportunity to increase physical activity through continuous monitoring.  ...  These codes were used to conduct thematic analysis and further understand differences among the four types of users.  ... 
doi:10.2196/mhealth.9832 pmid:30950807 pmcid:PMC6473213 fatcat:xz67v6ksk5ah5oy5mrfk467u5u

Understanding food consumption lifecycles using wearable cameras

Kher Hui Ng, Victoria Shipp, Richard Mortier, Steve Benford, Martin Flintham, Tom Rodden
2015 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
The use of wearable cameras enabled us to capture a high-level overview of spatially distributed food-related practices, and understand food behaviours in greater depth.  ...  In this paper we describe use of wearable cameras to study motivations and behaviours around food consumption by focusing on two contrasting cultures, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.  ...  The transcripts were the main focus of the data analysis and were subjected to a qualitative thematic analysis (using open coding) to identify common themes, decision points and rationale behind food choices  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00779-015-0871-y fatcat:fz3udmn6djbwvaizn6po4qwmnu

Evaluating the Impact of Physical Activity Apps and Wearables: Interdisciplinary Review

Claire McCallum, John Rooksby, Cindy M Gray
2018 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
Results were analyzed using descriptive numerical summaries, chi-square testing, and qualitative thematic analysis. Results: A total of 1829 abstracts were screened, and 858 articles read in full.  ...  satisfaction, intention to continue use, and social acceptability.  ...  disadvantages of using the app or wearable [53, 115] Perceived effectiveness and usefulnessUsers' views on whether the app or wearable increased, or will continue to increase and promote, physical  ... 
doi:10.2196/mhealth.9054 pmid:29572200 pmcid:PMC5889496 fatcat:h2d2bqzpbrga7edw2iglumn7vi

Exploring Older Adults' Beliefs About the Use of Intelligent Assistants for Consumer Health Information Management: A Participatory Design Study

Aqueasha Martin-Hammond, Sravani Vemireddy, Kartik Rao
2019 JMIR Aging  
Thematic analysis was used to analyze data.  ...  For the purpose of this study, we focus on IAs in the context of consumer health information management and search.  ...  We would also like to thank the coordinators at the senior center for helping us recruit and coordinate the study on-site.  ... 
doi:10.2196/15381 pmid:31825322 pmcid:PMC6931054 fatcat:mic5wbkaqnc5rophtccvnbahaa

Acceptance of Commercially Available Wearable Activity Trackers Among Adults Aged Over 50 and With Chronic Illness: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation

Kathryn Mercer, Lora Giangregorio, Eric Schneider, Parmit Chilana, Melissa Li, Kelly Grindrod
2016 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
We used focus groups to explore participant experiences and a thematic analysis approach to data collection and analysis.  ...  Selected devices represented the range of wearable products and features available on the Canadian market in 2014.  ...  Thematic Analysis: User Perceptions Focus groups were conducted at the end of each study group.  ... 
doi:10.2196/mhealth.4225 pmid:26818775 pmcid:PMC4749845 fatcat:4w7pkxcdqbcntfjbkdnuutmn2e

The Comparison of Older and Younger Adults' Attitudes Towards the Adoption and Use of Activity Trackers: A Theoretical Model (Preprint)

Sunyoung Kim
2020 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
activity trackers in older and younger users.  ...  Activity tracking devices have significant potential in assisting older adults' health care and quality of life, but this population lags behind in the adoption of these devices.  ...  Wearable devices and other mobile technology for health care allow users to continuously track and manage health data without having to see their health care provider, such as diabetes management [18]  ... 
doi:10.2196/18312 pmid:33090116 fatcat:xh24yljcufenvlowdxtfskzpde

Analysis of consumers' negative perceptions of health tracking in insurance – a value sacrifice approach

Antti Talonen, Jukka Mähönen, Lasse Koskinen, Päivikki Kuoppakangas
2021 Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society  
Findings Developed through thematic analysis, the framework presented in this paper illustrates consumers' value sacrifices on four dimensions: economic, functional, emotional and symbolic value.  ...  Design/methodology/approach The authors analysed data from a qualitative survey of Finnish insurance consumers who were not keen on adopting interactive insurance products.  ...  This thematic analysis approach (Attride-Stirling, 2001; Tuckett, 2005) gave us the tools to construct a framework of value sacrifices that inhibit consumers from adopting interactive insurance services  ... 
doi:10.1108/jices-05-2020-0061 fatcat:c7sp6qgkmfdclbxpozdwxyzpkq

Perceived user preferences and usability evaluation of mainstream wearable devices for health monitoring

Yuxi Jia, Wei Wang, Dong Wen, Lizhong Liang, Li Gao, Jianbo Lei
2018 PeerJ  
Methods Trial use of seven mainstream fitness trackers (two smart watches and five smart wristbands) followed by a survey study were applied.  ...  , 3.63–4.26; ease of use, 3.70–3.90; added features, 3.30–3.83; and user-rated accuracy, 3.44–3.78.  ...  Likert-type scales are one of the most commonly used psychometric scales for examining self-reported perceptions and attitudes where respondents complete a list of survey items that are summed or averaged  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj.5350 pmid:30065893 pmcid:PMC6064199 fatcat:myzti5ytmzgdjjmrpkuf5qwluu
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