Exploring Adoption of Smart Glasses: Applications in Medical Industry

Goken M., Basoglu A. N., Dabic M.

Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Hawaii, United States Of America, 4 - 08 September 2016, pp.3175-3184 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/picmet.2016.7806835
  • City: Hawaii
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.3175-3184
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This research is a study exploring the utilization of smart glasses by physicians and their adoption to these products in medical industry. Although varied smart glasses were examined in the process by literature review, in whole work M100 was used as a physical product. In this research study, three research methods were applied. These arc semi-structured in-depth interview, expert focus group work and experimental study. 95 constructs were extracted from literature review and interviews by physicians. Approximately 40 most significant constructs were selected by physicians in the expert focus group work. At the end, 75 physicians answered a survey related with these 40 constructs. Furthermore, these constructs include the most significant design inputs of smart glasses for the expert group. The survey included approximately 50 questions. According to survey and results of multiple regression analyses; it is revealed that compatibility, ease of reminding, speech recognition and ease of use affect usefulness positively. Moreover, ease of learning, ease of medical education, external influence and privacy affect ease of use positively too. In addition, usefulness, ease of use affect attitude and attitude affects intention. To sum up, designers should focus on these design inputs at the first stage of product development process of smart glasses for physicians.