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New whitepaper shows 35% of UK broadband households have a connected health device  Parks Associates recently released the new whitepaper Telecare in the EU: Smart Home and Independent Living , which examines opportunities to use smart home technology to expand telecare services in Europe. The firm’s research reveals 35% of UK broadband households own at least one connected health device and 30% of heads of UK broadband households are currently or will soon be the...
 
by Kevin Meagher | Aug. 8, 2019
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Research firm announces topics for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES: Smart Home Business Models and Strategies Parks Associates today announced the topics and call for papers for the 14 th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Smart Home Business Models and Strategies , taking place January 7, 2020, on the first day of CES® 2020 in Las Vegas. The event features sessions on smart home, sales channels, connected health, and home security and will conclude with a networking reception where...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Aug. 7, 2019
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Prior to Parks Associates’ sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness ,  Deborah Merkin , Director of CEO, GiftCard Partners, Inc. , shared her thoughts on the connected health market with the firm's analyst team. Deborah will participate on the Employee Wellness Programs and Consumer Engagement panel on Wednesday, August 28, at 4:45 PM. Panelists who will join her on this session include: Alexandra Frith, Lifestyle...
Prior to Parks Associates’ sixth-annual  Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness , Jennifer Fraser , Director of User Experience, Macadamian , shared her thoughts on the connected health market with the firm's analyst team. Jennifer will participate on the IoT Integration: Effective Connected Health Partnerships   panel on Thursday, August 29, at 1:15 PM. Panelists who will join her on this session include: Dr. Renee Dua...
This week it was revealed that Apple uses contractors to review Siri recordings, which exposes the recordings of Apple customers’ personal lives including recordings of doctor visits and other personal situations. In April, an investigation by Bloomberg highlighted that one way in which Amazon improves the Alexa solution is to have humans review customers’ requests. In July, a study from a Belgian public broadcaster revealed that recordings from Google Assistant were being transcribed...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Aug. 1, 2019
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New study identifies key trends in pay-TV and non-pay-tv video entertainment spending Research from Parks Associates finds the average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018, when consumer-reported monthly spending on pay TV declined from $84 to $76.  According to 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US , pricing pressure for consumer services is forcing increasing conflict in carriage negotiations, which in turn fuels the interest among providers...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Aug. 1, 2019
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Parks Associates research finds 23% of US broadband households have either a smart watch with fitness-tracking abilities or a digital pedometer/fitness tracker with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity. The research firm will explore the implications from the proliferation of connected medical devices at the sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness , August 27-29 at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego, California , including how these capabilities can help the...
 
by Brad Russell | Jul. 31, 2019
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Smart home device ownership tripled between 2014 and 2018, and households utilizing smart home technology now own an average of six devices. As the number of connected devices in the household increases, so does the consumer’s risk of exposure to a data privacy breach. That risk is amplified by devices like smart speakers with voice assistants (Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc.), which collect massive troves of data, while device manufacturers potentially harness that data without...

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