"digital health" articles

In the same way that security providers provide monitoring services for the home in case of intrusion, there is an opportunity to leverage this same technology to provide monitoring services for medical-related emergencies in the home. Safety and security are at the core value of smart home and security solutions and are key drivers for the adoption of these services. Security providers can diversify their consumer base by providing security-related packages with connected health...
A majority of US internet households now own and use at least one internet-connected health product that captures and interprets their health data. Consumers’ adoption and use of smart watches continue to increase, while other device categories have declined post the height of the pandemic. Over half of wearables-owning households report owning and using an Apple Watch. Since its acquisition by Google, Fitbit has declined from the market leader to second place. After a successful...
Both seniors and caregivers are reactive purchasers of senior assistive technology, including PERS devices. The search for a solution typically begins only after an emergency occurs or when a senior is suddenly living alone after the death of a spouse. Fear-based marketing often plays into these scenarios, portraying a helpless senior unable to contact a loved one after falling. Though the original “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” commercial aired 30 years ago, the phrase remains...
Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit: Consumer Engagement and Innovation conference series is excited to announce Becklar as a 2022 Sponsor. Becklar LLC is the holding company for AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus. Freeus is a leader in North America when it comes to the development and manufacturing of PERS and mPERS devices and technology. AvantGuard Monitoring Centers is one of the industry leaders in wholesale monitoring and provides services to the fire,...
Parks Associates’ study “ COVID-19: Impact on Seniors, Caregivers, and Independent Living Solutions ”  reveals that nearly 33% of US seniors (ages 65 and older) are considering purchasing an independent living system. This interest follows a trend of increasing technology adoption among the 65+ US population. AI is growing in importance in senior and assisted living environments. With over 70 million baby boomers expected to retire by 2030, combined with increased...
Parks Associates research finds 54% of consumers own connected health products. Driven by smart watch adoption, consumers and patients have become used to using devices to collect, transmit, and interpret health data. The velocity of health device adoption has decreased after the active stage of the pandemic, but it remains far elevated compared to pre-pandemic levels. On Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 11 AM CT/ 9 AM PT, Parks Associates will co-host a complimentary webinar with...
Join leading industry executives and analysts in discussing the entertainment services landscape at Parks Associates’ Future of Video 2022 event series. Panelists will discuss new trends in the video and connected entertainment industries, as well as share insight into consumer behaviors, in-depth research on OTT services and strategies for building successful video services.  The July 21 featured keynote speaker is Robert Gelick ,  Chief Product Officer,...
Parks Associates continues its ninth annual Connected Health Summit  with the virtual conference, " Smart Home and Health: Modern Living ", on June 16 from 11 AM - 1:30 PM CT.  Ahead of the conference, Michael Don Ham, Co-Founder and President at RePure, provided insight on how customer demand for cleaner air quality has changed in a post pandemic world, and what this means for service providers. Michael will be speaking on the panel, "Air Quality in the...

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