Rethinking Wearable Activity Trackers as Assistive Technologies: A Qualitative Study on Long-Term Use

dc.contributor.author Li, Lin
dc.contributor.author Peng, Wei
dc.contributor.author Kononova, Anastasia
dc.contributor.author Kamp, Kendra
dc.contributor.author Cotten, Shelia
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-24T19:48:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-24T19:48:39Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-05
dc.description.abstract This study proposes that wearable activity trackers (WATs), such as Fitbit, Apple Watch, can be viewed as assistive technologies to promote older adults’ health and independent living. Qualitative interview data with 20 older adults (65 and older) who had used WATs for six months or longer were analyzed within the framework of the Match Person and Technology (MPT) model. We found that personal and psychosocial factors, environmental factors, and technology-related factors contributed to the participants’ long-term engagement with WATs. Determination and self-discipline, support from one’s family members and friends, and goal setting and feedback of goal accomplishment were among the most mentioned facilitators of using WATs for more than six months. We discussed the design implications of these findings.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2021.475
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-4-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/71091
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Seniors' Use of Digital Resources
dc.subject older adults
dc.subject wearable activity tracker
dc.subject long-term use
dc.subject m-health
dc.subject telemedicine
dc.title Rethinking Wearable Activity Trackers as Assistive Technologies: A Qualitative Study on Long-Term Use
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