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Amazon recently announced plans to disconnect Dash buttons from the internet. Initially launched in 2015, Dash buttons are small buttons associated with specific products. They allow Amazon Prime members holders to reorder more of the associated product by simply pressing the button when supplies are running low. Products commonly associated with Dash buttons include laundry detergent, paper towels, and coffee. The Dash button became obsolete with the emergence of suitable...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Sep. 11, 2019
Tags: Amazon, voice control
Parks Associates research shows that 17% of heads of US broadband households are people age 65 or older, and 20% are a current or future caregiver. However, seniors and their caregivers are not typical demographics of focus for consumer technology companies, and healthcare ecosystem players are having to learn how to engage older patients and their caregivers outside the context of medical and long-term care facilities. Almost 90% of seniors identify living in their own home for as...
 

In 2018, existing smart home households drove the market by expanding their adoption of devices. Households already owning at least one smart home device continued to purchase more devices, bringing the average number of devices in these households to six units compared to 3 devices in 2016. The latest trends and developments in smart home devices and services include expansion of smart technology into the home builder channel, large tech companies taking measures to increase their...
The recent rise of insurtechs has spurred modernization in the fundamentals of insurance, including policy creation, underwriting, and claims management. Insurtechs, such as Hippo and Lemonade, have implemented AI and data analytics to provide quick and accurate quotes to their customers while also decreasing their own operating costs. Such innovation has disrupted the traditional insurance industry and has helped alter underlying business models of legacy companies, forcing them to...

As leading companies in the ride share space continue to look for ways to invest in the non-emergency medical transportation market, Uber recently announced a partnership between its healthcare business and American Logistics Company, a transportation management company based in California. This is Uber’s first national collaboration with a healthcare transportation management company.    Healthcare plans and organizations can now provide smarter patient pickup and...
From a consumer perspective, the idea of video entertainment is simple: watch something that is engaging and interesting. While several differentiating factors impact consumer selection , such as ease of use, pricing and promotional value, and platform availability, the type of content offered heavily influences the traffic a video service receives. Consumers ultimately care about what they’re watching and will tolerate other elements that might hinder their video entertainment source...
 
by Brandon Riney | Aug. 21, 2019
Tags: digital content, OTT

Prior to Parks Associates' sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness , Dev Singh, CEO of ViKi Health AI, shared his insights on the connected health market with the firm's analyst team. What features of wellness and fitness apps are in highest use? Which are in highest demand? Health and fitness applications can be divided into following categories: Fitness Tracking, data storage and management- for tracking and storing workout...
Prior to Parks Associates’ sixth-annual  Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness ,  Joe Smith ,  MD, PhD, CEO, Reflexion Health  gave his insights on the connected health market with the firm's analyst team. Joe will participate on the panel   Expanding Reach: Making Remote Patient Monitoring Work   on Wednesday, August 28, at 3:15 PM. Panelists who will join him on this session include: Amy...


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