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BACKGROUND Consumers are increasingly accessing health-related information via mobile devices. Recently, several apps to rate and locate physicians have been released in the United States and Germany. However, knowledge about what kinds of variables explain usage of mobile physician-rating apps is still lacking. OBJECTIVE This study analyzes factors(More)
BACKGROUND The number of physician-rating websites (PRWs) is rising rapidly, but usage is still poor. So far, there has been little discussion about what kind of variables influence usage of PRWs. OBJECTIVE We focused on sociodemographic variables, psychographic variables, and health status of PRW users and nonusers. METHODS An online survey of 1006(More)
BACKGROUND Physicians have differing motives for using the Internet and Internet-related services in their professional work. These motives may affect their evaluation of patients who bring with them health-related information from the Internet. Differing motives may also affect physician-patient communication and subsequent prescribing behavior. (More)
Lately, 3D is gaining momentum in cinemas and home environments. However, 2D and 3D video content only stimulates senses like hearing and seeing. In this paper we focus on a more enhanced level of entertainment by presenting a 4D multimedia player and a corresponding demonstration setup, which stimulates further senses such as haptics using the MPEG-V:(More)
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