Risk Factors of Health Wearables
However, by continuously gathering intimate personal data, unique risks arise for users of health wearables. This dissertation examines these different risk factors of health wearables by means of four empirical studies.
From a theoretical perspective, this dissertation provides first insights into humans’ complex decision-making process concerning privacy and health information risks in a high sensitive data environment of emerging health ITs.
From a practical perspective it provides evidence how specific risks factors can be influenced and how these risks lead individuals to per- ceive the devices as a threat to their health and well-being.