Smartwatch adoption: a conceptual model for older adults
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In the context of a fast aging population, the usage of smart wearables responds to the increasing needs for healthcare and assistance in the case of older adults. The purpose of this study is to propose a conceptual model for adopting smartwatches by older adults. The proposed model includes factors that have been highlighted in prior studies, but have never been used altogether in a TAM model. The identified factors are defined and the corresponding hypotheses concerning the relationship between the factors that contribute to the adoption of smartwatches among older adults are formulated. Also, the analytical procedures that will be used to test the conceptual model are presented.