Home physiotherapy technologies have been prevalent in these recent years as countries move into the development of a smart nation. Individuals will be motivated due to the flexibility of doing the exercises. Despite having the understanding that individuals needs to be motivated, efforts in this direction have been limited to the user interface design of the system itself which will bring boredom to the individuals after a few tries. There has been little work done in developing technologies such that individuals will be able to encourage physiotherapy patients to encourage one another to perform the exercises. In this study, we propose for the individuals to be socially identified. In this way, individuals will have to make progress so as to achieve a sense of pride and respect in the physiotherapy community. To fill the gap of the need for home physiotherapy technologies to be equipped with social identity features, this study draws upon the social identity theory, social categorization theory and trait theory to examine the significance of social identity. As a research in progress, we plan to evaluate the effects of social identity empirically. This study will provide significant theoretical and practical contributions to the existing knowledge about home physiotherapy technologies.
Chua, Wen Yong; Chang, Klarissa T.T.; and Gwee, Michelle Y.T., "AN INVESTIGATION OF SOCIAL IDENTITIES IN HOME PHYSIOTHERAPY TECHNOLOGIES" (2016). PACIS 2016 Proceedings. 15.