An Acceptance Model for the Adoption of Smart Glasses Technology by Healthcare Professionals

  • Dilek Özdemir-Güngör
  • Müge Göken
  • Nuri Basoglu
  • Amir Shaygan
  • Marina DabićEmail author
  • Tugrul U. Daim
Part of the Palgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets book series (PSIEM)


In recent years, there has been an increase in the interest from different industries in the adoption of smart wearable devices in the light of their inevitable ubiquity. One type of these devices is the Augmented Reality Smart Glasses (ARSGs), which can have great effect in different areas through providing timely information to users. One of the industries that can significantly reap the benefits of this technology is health care. However, as healthcare is a very multidimensional industry, there is a need for a multifaceted look into the adoption and acceptance of smart glasses by health professionals. This study tends to examine the acceptance of smart glasses by healthcare professionals based on Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as there is an imperative for empirical studies on user perceptions, attitudes, and intentions. For this purpose, five external factors are extracted from the literature and field study, being integration with information systems, external effects, hands-free feature, technological compatibility, and documentation. The model is examined by using PLS-SEM methodology. This study found documentation to have the strongest impact on intention due to the substitution of paperwork by mobile devices and facilitation of continuous documentation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dilek Özdemir-Güngör
    • 1
  • Müge Göken
    • 2
  • Nuri Basoglu
    • 3
  • Amir Shaygan
    • 4
  • Marina Dabić
    • 5
    • 6
    Email author
  • Tugrul U. Daim
    • 4
  1. 1.Izmir Katip Celebi UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Istanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Izmir Institute of TechnologyIzmirTurkey
  4. 4.Portland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  5. 5.Faculty of Economics and BusinessUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  6. 6.Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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