Human-Computer Interaction (SIG HCI)

Paper Type

ERF

Paper Number

1243

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In this conceptual paper, we present a model in order to explain users’ intentions to use mobile health technologies such as wearables, by the use of which users implicitly agree to disclose their health data via these technologies. The privacy calculus model, which originated from studies investigating the intention to use social networks, is used as a basis. Based on the literature on factors influencing health technology use, we expanded the model to include a general attitude to privacy. Specifically, our model suggests that concern about privacy increases risk perception and reduces the perception of benefits of using health technologies that collect and share personal data. Based on these specifications, empirical validation is the next logical step.

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Disclosure of Health Data – Conceptualizing the Intention to use Wearables as an Extended Privacy Calculus

In this conceptual paper, we present a model in order to explain users’ intentions to use mobile health technologies such as wearables, by the use of which users implicitly agree to disclose their health data via these technologies. The privacy calculus model, which originated from studies investigating the intention to use social networks, is used as a basis. Based on the literature on factors influencing health technology use, we expanded the model to include a general attitude to privacy. Specifically, our model suggests that concern about privacy increases risk perception and reduces the perception of benefits of using health technologies that collect and share personal data. Based on these specifications, empirical validation is the next logical step.

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