Title: Wearable XR-technology: literature review, conceptual framework and future research directions

Authors: Stephanie Hui-Wen Chuah

Addresses: Institute of Innovation and Circular Economy, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan

Abstract: Extended reality (XR) has revamped the way people experience the physical and the virtual environments, from observation to immersion. XR is an umbrella term that encompasses both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), among others. Despite the promising outlook, this nascent technology has been shrouded by uncertain possibilities, making the adoption of XR technology much slower than expected. Moreover, the interdisciplinary applications of XR technology have led to scattered scholarly works and fragmentary insights to be translated into practice. Thus, there is a pressing need for a critical review and synthesis of prior XR research in order to strengthen this emerging field in IS. To accomplish this, the current study identifies and analyses a total of 45 articles through an extensive literature search. As a result, this study identifies the major drivers, barriers, and boundary conditions to XR adoption, classifies and map them into a holistic conceptual model.

Keywords: extended reality; XR; augmented reality; virtual reality; wearable; literature review; future research; technology adoption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMKT.2019.104586

International Journal of Technology Marketing, 2019 Vol.13 No.3/4, pp.205 - 259

Received: 27 Dec 2018
Accepted: 19 Jan 2019

Published online: 20 Jan 2020 *

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