Wearable Technologies Acceptance and Adoption by Elderly People in Masaka Uganda

Fadhiila Nalukwago, Paul Ssemalulu, Margaret Kareyo


The increased advancement in technology has ushered in wearable technology that can be used in various sectors, including medical services that can ranging from body fitness to remote monitoring of people’s health. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have become a big burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and have significantly contributed to consistent morbidity and mortality, which have played a big role in impending development, due to increased poverty. Wearable technology may provide an integral part of the solution for providing health care to a growing aging population in the world. The philosophical approach used was Post positivist to underpin quantitative research, questionnaires were used to collect data from the elderly and health workers. The research approach was a deductive and Survey strategy which was used hand in hand with the deductive approach, and a cross-sectional time horizon was adopted to support a one round data collection. Data was analyzed using SPSS. Results showed that, Masaka region has not yet adopted Wearable technology, however elderly patients of greater Masaka together with health workers are willing to adopt to wearable technology. The UTAUT-3 model was based on to determine the acceptance and use of technology.

Keywords: Non-communicable diseases, elderly people, UTAUT model 3, wearable technologies

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/13-6-03

Publication date:September 30th 2023

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