Thursday, December 18, 2014

Parks: 41 percent of caregivers use a digital health device

Parks Associates has released new research about caregivers and the role digital health devices play in their lives. According to Parks, 41 percent of US caregivers in households with broadband internet use a digital health device. Eight percent use some kind of online tool to coordinate their efforts.

The report, “360 View: Health Devices and Services for Connected Consumers 2014,” draws from multiple surveys including a survey of 10,000 US broadband households conducted in the second quarter of 2014. The report looks ahead to the technology due to launch at CES next month.

“Among US broadband households, 22 percent have a head of household who currently provides care for a family member or anticipates doing so in the near future,” Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research at Parks said in a statement. “At 2015 International CES, we’ll see many new digital health devices and software on display…These innovative solutions will find strong interest among current caregivers, but they will also have high standards to meet in improving the ways caregivers can monitor their family members.”

From the article "Parks: 41 percent of caregivers use a digital health device" by Jonah Comstock.

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