End-User Perception Towards Pervasive Cardiac Healthcare Services: Benefits, Acceptance, Adoption, Risks, Security, Privacy and Trust

Anandhi Vivek Dhukaram, Chris Baber, Lamia Elloumi, Bernhard J.F. van Beijnum, Paolo De Stefanis

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    Abstract

    This study examined patient and caregiver’s perception regarding pervasive healthcare technology using five focus groups and a 31-item questionnaire. To further develop an understanding of the benefits and functionalities that prospective patients deem as either desirable, undesirable, inadequate or in need of further development the study was categorized under 7 main headings: Personal Profile; Benefits; Adoption; Acceptance; Risks; Security, Privacy and Trust; (use of) Cell Phone. This study was completed as part of the European Union BRAVEHEALTH project, aimed at the support of cardiac patients in everyday life using in vivo monitoring and diagnosis, thereby enabling the patient to be more proactive in heath management. Most participants felt that there is a great future for this technology and showed positive response in regards to the potential benefits but are (at present) not willing to adopt the system due to concerns over reliability, like security, privacy and trust.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2011
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages478-484
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-767-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2011
    Event5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2011 - Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 23 May 201126 May 2011
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2011
    Abbreviated titlePervasiveHealth
    CountryIreland
    CityDublin
    Period23/05/1126/05/11

    Keywords

    • METIS-285064
    • IR-79586
    • Cardiac patients
    • EWI-21390
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/248694
    • pervasive healthcare systems
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
    • end user aspects

    Cite this

    Dhukaram, A. V., Baber, C., Elloumi, L., van Beijnum, B. J. F., & De Stefanis, P. (2011). End-User Perception Towards Pervasive Cardiac Healthcare Services: Benefits, Acceptance, Adoption, Risks, Security, Privacy and Trust. In 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2011 (pp. 478-484). USA: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246116