MWAIS: Building Trust in Wearables for Health Behavior
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When: 2/21/2020
1pm Eastern
Where: Online
Contact: Ryan Schuetzler

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Advances in Internet of Things (IoT) have given users the ability to monitor heart rate, calories burned, steps walked, time spent exercising, and electrical activity of the heartbeat.. Although major players in the wearable industry have marketed their wearables using the health and activity tracking features, a noteworthy health behavior change has not been observed at individual or societal level. A prominent barrier to adoption of healthcare features in these devices is lack of user trust. This research conceptualizes the formation of user’s initial trust in wearables. Here, wearable systems are proposed as three-dimensional framework constituting the device, the organization (manufacturer or app-maker), and the Internet. Understanding the formation of initial trust on wearable systems’ healthcare features can lead to improvement in user’s health-related behaviors, which in turn has the potential to cause a societal change in primary healthcare delivery.

The Midwest United States Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) is a Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) serving Midwest US members of AIS. The states served by this Chapter include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The goal of the Chapter is to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge among scholars and professionals in the Midwest US engaged in the development, management, and use of information and communications systems and technology. Membership in MWAIS is open to all. However to join MWAIS, you must first be a member of the Association for Information Systems.

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