"digital health" articles

Parks Associates is supporting the 16th-annual  What's Next Boomer Business Summit . American Idol  meets aging tech entrepreneurs at The What’s Next Innovation Challenge , an event hosted by Mary Furlong & Associates and sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs during the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit held in New Orleans on April 18. Competition winners receive $10,000 in funding for their product or company and the opportunity to continue to the...
When the Apple Watch Series 4 was released in September 2018, a number of new health-related smartwatch features made their debut. The newly built-in ECG feature, and the most recently announced enhanced sleep tracking feature, have been the focus of many reviews; however, the fall detection capability may prove to be one of the most valuable features the Apple Watch has to offer. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that between the years 2007 and 2016, fall death rates in...
Telehealth service use and availability is expanding, driven by consumer demand and increasing avenues for reimbursement. According to Parks Associates consumer data, 59% of consumers are interested in remote care, with phone and voice chats being the most popular consultation option. The firm also finds that ~6.5 million U.S. broadband households used an online video consultation with a health care professional in lieu of a traditional office visit in a 12 month period. With younger...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit at CES , in Las Vegas, Geoff Gross, Founder and CEO, Medical Guardian shared his insights on the future of connected devices, smart home, and independent living solutions with the firm's analyst team. Geoff will be participating on the Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home panel during the conference on Tuesday, January 8, at 4:15 PM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Steve Chazin, VP, Product...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit at CES , in Las Vegas, Rob Flippo, CEO, MobileHelp shared his insights with the firm's analyst team to discuss improving the quality of life for seniors with smart home solutions. Rob will be participating on the Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home panel during the conference on Tuesday, January 8, at 4:15 PM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Steve Chazin, VP, Product Management, Alarm.com...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit at CES , in Las Vegas, Chris Gibbons, Founder and CEO, The Greystone Group, Inc. shared his insights on the future of connected devices, smart home, and independent living solutions with the firm's analyst team. Chris will be participating on the Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home panel during the conference on Tuesday, January 8, at 4:15 PM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Steve Chazin,...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit at CES , in Las Vegas, George Yianni, Head of Technology, Philips Hue - Signify shared his insights with the firm's analyst team on voice technologies in the smart home and the impact of DIY solutions on personal security. George will be participating on the Focus on the Experience: Interoperability & Integration panel during the conference on Tuesday, January 8, at 9:00 AM. Panelists joining him on this session...
According to Parks Associates research, the percentage of broadband households not intending to purchase a smart home device due to security and privacy concerns has increased from 21% in Q1 2017 to 32% in Q1 2018. Further, more than one-fourth of U.S. broadband households strongly agree that it’s impossible to keep their personal data away from unauthorized users. Security and privacy concerns are clearly becoming top of mind for many connected consumers. As the number of...

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