Campus Units

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Virtual Reality Applications Center

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1541931218621237

Publication Date

9-1-2018

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

Volume

62

Issue

1

First Page

1027

Last Page

1031

DOI

10.1177%2F1541931218621237

Conference Title

2018 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Annual Meeting

Conference Date

October 1-5, 2018

City

Philadelphia, PA

Abstract

The WEAR Scale was used to collect data on the social acceptability of three wearable devices from 1,387 participants from the US Midwest and Silicon Valley. The most notable result was that a head-worn “medical device” was rated as more socially acceptable (d=0.78) than the same device described as a “brain fitness tool,” which was the opposite of what was hypothesized. Also, as hypothesized, Silicon Valley participants found the wearables more socially acceptable than Midwestern U.S. participants. The Scale and these results enable industry to better predict the human factors affecting social acceptability of wearables throughout development and before market release.

Comments

This is a manuscript of a proceeding published as Kelly, Norene, and Stephen B. Gilbert. "The Wearer, the Device, and Its Use: Advances in Understanding the Social Acceptability of Wearables." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, vol. 62, no. 1 (2018): 1027-1031. DOI: 10.1177%2F1541931218621237. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

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