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2018 Workshop - Independent Living and Wellness: A Growing Opportunity


Agenda - August 28

12:00 P.M.  Registration Open

1:00 P.M.  Welcome: Consumer Trends in Connected Health

1:10 P.M.  Research Presentation: Independent Living and Smart Monitoring

Over the next several decades, the number of Americans age 65 and older will double to over 80 million by 2050. Three out of four consumers ages 40 and older expect to live in their own homes when they turn 80, and the costs of assisted living facilities will make aging in the home the only option for many Americans. In response, companies across industries are developing solutions to help seniors live comfortably in their own homes for longer. In this research presentation, Parks Associates analysts present the findings of a consumer survey detailing the living needs of seniors, usage for PERS and connected solutions, top caregiver concerns, and consumer willingness to pay for solutions that support aging with independence.

Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

1:30 P.M.  Expert Panel – Data Analytics: Managing Consumer Health Data

Sources of digital data that could benefit the healthcare industry have exploded since 2010. These data can provide clinical decision support, help insurers assess risk profiles, identify care quality gaps, and more. Still, there are hurdles to overcome before these patient data use cases can be fully developed and implemented. Consumers are uncomfortable in sharing data with care providers and other ecosystem players, and care providers are concerned about junk patient data and liability associated with data sharing. In this session, experts discuss their approaches to capturing consumer health data, analyzing that data, and managing health data in a secure way.

Speakers TBA

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates

2:15 P.M. Research Presentation: Sleep Tech Innovation: Moving Beyond Tracking

Lack of quality sleep leads to a host of medical conditions, but Americans’ sleep quality and quantity continue to decline. Parks Associates research reveals that 45% of consumers get insufficient sleep; more than 25% severely lack sleep. In this session, Parks Associates analysts present results of a consumer survey assessing consumers’ sleep attitudes, routines, and environment. Findings also reveal consumers’ awareness and current use of sleep-related technologies and interest in a variety of sleep tech use cases and form factors.

Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

2:30 P.M. Coffee Break

2:45 P.M. Expert Panel – Holistic Sleep Solutions: Expanding the Ecosystem

Consumer awareness of the importance of sleep is on the rise. Companies from a range of industries are evaluating the opportunity to provide better sleep solutions and assessing the ability of sleep tech to add value and differentiation to their products. In this session, industry experts discuss how integrations among connected products across the home can achieve more personalized, contextually relevant, and actionable sleep tech solutions to truly impact consumers’ quality of sleep.

Heikki Raisanen, CEO, Emfit

Roy Raymann, PhD, Vice President Sleep Science & Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs

Michael Wu, Vice President and General Manager of SleepIQ LABS, SleepNumber

More Speakers TBA

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Ph.D., Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

3:30 P.M. Special Presentation TBA

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Moderator: Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

3:45 P.M. Expert Panel – Policy Impact on Connected Health Adoption

This session examines the implications of recent policy changes in the U.S. and how they will impact industry business models as well as consumer demand and adoption of connected health solutions.

Jennifer Kent, Ph.D., Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

4:15 P.M. Expert Panel – Trackers, Wearables, and Smart Watches: Next Stage in Health Tech

The leading wearables – fitness trackers and smart watches – are designed as consumer-first products, meeting fitness, sleep, and wellness tracking needs. Their potential is much greater, and market leaders are expanding their wearables’ capaibilities to include sleep diagnostics, heart health tracking, and personal emergency detection and response. In this session, industry experts discuss strategies and use cases that expand wearables’ functionality beyond their core fitness use cases.

Rob Flippo, CEO, MobileHelp

More Speakers TBA

Moderator: Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

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