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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Parks: Fitness still the leading use case for smartwatches

Despite all the convenience features of modern smartwatches, for users it’s still all about fitness, according to recently released data from Parks Associates.

The research firm says that tracking steps is the most popular smartwatch use case, with 60 percent of the United States’ 13.3 million smartwatch users reporting that they track their steps with their device.

According to Senior Director of Research Harry Wang, this desire for fitness tracking, as well as heart ra ...read more

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sleep Tracking Wearables, Apps And Investment Heating Up, Says Panel

Harry Wang of Parks Associates said the idea of sleep wearables was a “tall order,” but the industry has a huge growth potential.
The sleep summit, which included discussions on data-driven opportunities that leverage what’s known about human behavior thus far, covered not just how people sleep, but where they are sleeping.

From the article "Sleep Tracking Wearables, Apps And Investment Heating Up, Says Panel" by Heather Mack.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

AARP: 71 Percent Of Caregivers Want To Use Caregiver-Focused Technology

Earlier this week, a report from Parks Associates found that while 76 percent of caregivers in US broadband households own a smartphone, just 40 percent of this group use an app to help them with caregiving tasks. Parks explained that the low adoption of caregiving apps was in part because of the age distribution of caregivers. Some 27 percent of caregivers are aged 45 to 54 and just 16 percent of caregivers in this age group are also app users.

From the article "AARP: 71 Pe ...read more

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Report: 40 Percent Of US Caregivers With Smartphones Use A Care-related App

Although 76 percent of caregivers in US broadband households own a smartphone, just 40 percent of this group use an app to help them with caregiving tasks, according to a report from Parks Associates.

Parks explained that the low adoption of caregiving apps was in part because of the age distribution of caregivers. Some 27 percent of caregivers are aged 45 to 54 and just 16 percent of caregivers in this age group are also app users.

From the article "Report: 40 Percent O ...read more

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Survey: 74 percent of adults plan to purchase a health and fitness device in the next year

Almost two years ago, the CTA, in conjunction with Parks Associates, published a report that found the wellness products market generated around $3.3 billion in 2013 and will increase to more than $8 billion in 2018 through product sales and software and service revenues. 

From the article "Survey: 74 percent of adults plan to purchase a health and fitness device in the next year" by Aditi Pai.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Parks: Only 12 percent of fitness tracker users have cut back usage

According to a new report from Parks Associates, ownership of digital health and wellness devices in the United States -- especially fitness trackers -- is steadily climbing. And, the report contends, reports of widespread abandonment of fitness trackers are greatly exaggerated.

Parks spoke with 5,000 US broadband households and found that 33 percent have adopted a digital health technology, up from 26 percent in 2014. Connected fitness trackers in particular had a 10 percen ...read more

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New council will guide family caregivers to available tools

Inns told MobiHealthNews in an email that because family caregivers do not identify as caregivers, they do not seek out the caregiver tools that could help them, so the council wants to build awareness about family caregivers and curate those resources.

“How can they be reached or supported if they are not looking for family caregiver support tools because they don’t even know that they are family caregivers?” Inns said.

The group’s first deadline is early 2016, Inns sai ...read more

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How Philips and ADT are adapting to a new generation of seniors

Like all populations, the population of seniors in the United States is changing. And a generation of rising seniors is more technically savvy, is living longer, and has higher expectations for aging than ever before. This is creating new opportunities and challenges for the aging in place market, according to presenters on a Parks Associates webcast called “Connected Health in the Smart Home: Use Cases and Partnerships”.

Parks Associates Director of Health and Mobile Produc ...read more

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