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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 583179, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/583179
Research Article

A Smartphone APP for Health and Tourism Promotion

1Director Center, Nantou Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Nantou 54062, Taiwan
2Department of Family Medicine, Lin Shin Hospital, Taichung 40867, Taiwan
3Department of Management Information System, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung 40601, Taiwan
4Department of Healthcare Administration, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung 40601, Taiwan
5Department of Health Services Administration, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
6Department of Marketing Management, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung 40601, Taiwan
7Ph.D. Program in Strategic Development of Taiwan’s Industry, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung 41349, Taiwan

Received 27 February 2014; Accepted 6 April 2014; Published 14 May 2014

Academic Editor: Her-Terng Yau

Copyright © 2014 Ker-Cheng Lin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to develop an APP by integrating GPS to provide the digitized information of local cultural spots to guide tourists for tourism promotion and the digitized information of mountaineering trails to monitor energy expenditure (EE) for health promotion. The provided cultural information is also adopted for educational purpose. Extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was used to evaluate the usefulness and behavior intention of the provided information and functions in the developed system. Most users agreed that the system is useful for health promotion, tourism promotion, and folk-culture education. They also showed strong intention and positive attitude toward continuous use of the APP.