Evaluation of incentives for body area network-based healthcare systems

S. Aflaki, Nirvana Meratnia, Mitra Baratchi, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Abstract

    With ever-increasing advancements of body area networks and participatory sensing, various healthcare applications have emerged. These applications are used to collect physiological and activity data from people and to evaluate their health situation in an online manner. The ultimate goal here is to ensure health and well-being of participants. Although various researches have been performed on underlying system of these applications from the technical point of view, very few have focused on ways to encourage people to use them and to increase their acceptability. In this paper, we present a taxonomy for motivations and incentives used in body area network based healthcare systems. Furthermore, we identify incentives' features and output expectancies and use them in a model to determine important factors that persuade people to accept and use a health monitoring system. Finally, we evaluate each incentive using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique to identify the most effective elements of each incentive having a specific goal in mind.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedingsd of 2013 IEEE Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2013
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages515-520
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5499-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2013
    Event8th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2013 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 2 Apr 20135 Apr 2013
    Conference number: 8

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE

    Conference

    Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2013
    Abbreviated titleISSNIP
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period2/04/135/04/13

    Keywords

    • CR-H
    • Technology acceptance model
    • METIS-297744
    • EWI-23536
    • Mobile sensing
    • Incentive tools
    • IR-86815
    • participatory sensing

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