Awareness of Wireless Sensor Network Potential in Healthcare Industry: A Second UTAUT Study

E. Lubrin, E. Lawrence, K.F. Navarro, and A. Zmijewska (Australia)


motes, wireless sensor networks, mobile healthcare technology


This study concentrates on investigating the degree of awareness, future adoption and uptake of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) (in particular Motes) in the Health Monitoring arena via the use of our second Web-based survey. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) has been applied to determine how viable this technology will be for health monitoring in healthcare institutions and patients’ homes. Results from our study show positive support for the acceptance of the technology yet reveal some real concerns about the issues of security, privacy, ethics and safety.

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