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ISSN : 2233-4165(Print)
ISSN : 2233-5382(Online)
Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business Vol.10 No.2 pp.17-23

Factors influencing on smart health

Mincheol Kim*, Sangwon Park**
*First Author: Professor, dept. of Management Information Systems, Jeju National University, Korea. Tel: +82-64-754-3182 E-mail:
*** Correspondent Author: Associate professor, School of Tourism Management, The Hongkong Polytechnical University, HongKong. Tel: +862-3400-2262 E-mail:
January 02, 2019. January 31, 2019. February 05, 2019.


Purpose - This study aims to clarify the impact of smart health gadgets (specfically, smart watches/sports wristbands) on promoting healthy behavior. It also aims to understand the use and characteristics of the devices, to explore the relationship between device factors and factors that affect healthy behavior, and to discuss the development of health promotion.
Research, design, data, and methodology - Smart device users were investigated through a random sampling method of 185 respondents, including all ages and all levels of occupation, education, and income. The SmartPLS 3.0 software enabled the path analysis and the descriptive statistical analysis; the theoretical model was evaluated for the parameter analysis.
Results - The size and path of each factor impacting health promoting behavior were ascertained. The objective factors that attract users to the smart wristband were investigated as well as the methods by which the device and the HPM are bound to each other and the correlation factors to seek out the closest relationship.
Conclusions - According to the analysis, the real-time smart watch/sports wristband exerts a positive impact on one’s health promoting behavior. Health awareness is increasingly promoted in the process of using the device, and the impact of health awareness and self-efficacy effects on healthy behavior is considerable.

JEL Classifications: I12, C10, C12.






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