The Adoption and Diffusion of Wearables

Ton A.M. Spil*, Björn Kijl, Vincent Romijnders

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Abstract

Although the sales of wearables are increasing in the last few years, it is still unknown how wearables are actually adopted and being used in everyday life by consumers. In this study, we try to identify the adoption and diffusion patterns of wearables by performing a sentiment analysis on 97 semi-structured interviews with wearables owners/users focused on relevance and requirements of and resources and resistance related to wearables. Based on this analysis we conclude that developers and manufacturers of wearables should make their devices more relevant, more reliable and easier to use. They should also address privacy issues and foster habit (using it all and every day) in order to speed up the adoption and diffusion of wearables. The theoretical contribution of this paper is that habit should be studied as a potential dependent variable for intention to use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT Unbounded, Social Impact of Bright ICT Adoption
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2019 Accra, Ghana, June 21-22, 2019. Proceedings
EditorsYogesh Dwivedi, Emmanuel Ayaburi, Richard Boateng, John Effah
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages31-47
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20671-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20670-3
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 19 May 2019
EventIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2019 - University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Duration: 21 Jun 201922 Jun 2019
https://ugbs.ug.edu.gh/ifipwg86-2019/

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume558
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2019
CountryGhana
CityAccra
Period21/06/1922/06/19
Internet address

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