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Technologies, Volume 1, Issue 1 (June 2013), Pages 1-25

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Open AccessEditorial Welcome to Technologies—A New Open Access Journal
Technologies 2013, 1(1), 1-2; doi:10.3390/technologies1010001
Received: 15 January 2013 / Accepted: 16 January 2013 / Published: 8 February 2013
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Technologies of one sort or another have been with us for millennia; our ancestors developed solutions to their everyday problems to improve their—and subsequently our—quality of life. Over the course of history technological development has gone through periods of both gradual evolution [...] Read more.
Technologies of one sort or another have been with us for millennia; our ancestors developed solutions to their everyday problems to improve their—and subsequently our—quality of life. Over the course of history technological development has gone through periods of both gradual evolution and culture changing paradigm shifts. These leaps of progress have enabled greater communication, better generation and distribution of food and through better transportation, greater mobility. It is human nature to endeavour to build on these technological advancements, seeking to ever improve quality of life whilst minimising environmental impact. [...] Full article

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Open AccessArticle Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks
Technologies 2013, 1(1), 3-25; doi:10.3390/technologies1010003
Received: 24 February 2013 / Revised: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 28 May 2013 / Published: 10 June 2013
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Social robotics, brain machine interfaces and neuro and cognitive enhancement products are three emerging science and technology products with wide-reaching impact for disabled and non-disabled people. Acceptance of ideas and products depend on multiple parameters and many models have been developed to [...] Read more.
Social robotics, brain machine interfaces and neuro and cognitive enhancement products are three emerging science and technology products with wide-reaching impact for disabled and non-disabled people. Acceptance of ideas and products depend on multiple parameters and many models have been developed to predict product acceptance. We investigated which frequently employed technology acceptance models (consumer theory, innovation diffusion model, theory of reasoned action, theory of planned behaviour, social cognitive theory, self-determination theory, technology of acceptance model, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology UTAUT and UTAUT2) are employed in the social robotics, brain machine interfaces and neuro and cognitive enhancement product literature and which of the core measures used in the technology acceptance models are implicit or explicit engaged with in the literature. Full article

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