Welcome to the homepage of the website devoted to the INTERACT 2017 workshop, titled Adoption and Acceptance of Interactive Health Technology: Beyond the current state-of-the-art. On this website, you can find more information about the workshop, the call for papers, the organisors, and the workshop program (when available).
The main approach taken in adoption and acceptance studies of interactive health technologies mainly follows a quantitative approach, often based on theoretical approaches such as the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) or the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). Such studies mostly focus on a few, abstract factors, such as ease of use or perceived usefulness presuming a linear process of acceptance, but fail to give an in-depth overview of what exactly speeds up adoption and acceptance within a real-life context, also on the long term. In all, studies that show how different types of users with different needs and expectations make use of these technologies in specific healthcare contexts are crucial to inform the design of new interactive health technologies and their implementation strategies. The objective of this workshop is to discuss where we are today on the adoption and acceptance of interactive health technologies and from this position, define a roadmap to push this field forward.
You are most welcome to submit a paper about your work or vision on this topic. Please refer to the Call for papers for more information.