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Monday, January 04, 2016

Linking The Connected Car To The Connected Home

According to the latest Parks Associates research, nearly two-thirds of US drivers want connected car functionality as standard on their next new ride and 25% of consumers are already intrigued by the possibilities of using their car as a way of remotely controlling home functions.

And Vinli's system will work with pretty much any car built within the last two decades, as long as it has a second generation diagnostics port.

From the article "Linking The Connected Car To ...read more

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Why data protection will be key to success of wearable tech

Research published this week by Parks Associates finds that the greater the amount of data a device collects, the less willing a user would be to share it in return for a health insurance discount.

For example, 42 per cent of pedometer owners would be willing to share data, but that drops to 26 per cent for those who use a sleep quality monitor. What's more, 35 per cent of US broadband homes said that they are "very concerned" about their personal health information remainin ...read more

Friday, May 01, 2015

Today's wearables shaping tomorrow's healthcare

The current popularity of consumer-focused connected health devices, whether fitness-tracking wristbands, smart bathroom scales or simply dedicated apps that run on an existing smartphone, is poised to make more consumers proactive about their well-being but is also set to play a huge role in the future of healthcare.

Research by Parks Associates suggests that 30per cent of US broadband homes already own some form of connected health device and that by 2016, over 32 million ...read more

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