"COVID-19" articles

Parks Associates will host its seventh annual Connected Health Summit virtually on September 1-3. This conference will focus on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home.  One of the speakers, Nathan Treloar, President and COO of Orbita , shared his insights with us on the recent impact of COVID-19 on the connected health markets ahead of the conference. Here's what he had to say: How has COVID-19 impacted the connected health...
Ahead of Parks Associates' upcoming Connected Health Summit on September 1-3, we asked Brenda Cass, Data Science Strategist for Validic and a speaker at the conference, to share her insights with us on today's connected health market: How has COVID-19 impacted the connected health markets? Primary care offices across the U.S. are seeing reductions in the patient volume of more than 50%, due to fear of contracting COVID-19. This is a huge opportunity for the connected...
Mark Dunning , Director of the Pension Benefits Group for the Care Planning Institute, will keynote at Parks Associates' Connected Health Summit this September. The Connected Health Summit is three-day executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. Ahead of the event, Mark shared his thoughts with us on the effect of COVID-19 on the connected health market and what healthcare and independent living...
This year, Parks Associates will host the 24th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference online, as part of the virtual CONNECTIONS Community . The executive research conference includes presentations from Parks Associates' leading analysts and visionary sessions featuring executives in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries. Ahead of the conference, we asked one of our sponsors, Mercku , to share their insights with us on how the...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 21, 2020
Tags: CONNECTIONS, COVID-19, smart home
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust virtual solutions to the forefront of healthcare. Sweeping regulatory changes, combined with changing consumer preferences regarding in-person versus remote care, have created an enormous shift in the market, and very quickly. In the past 12 months, 41% of US broadband households used a telehealth service, nearly tripling year-over-year. Further, 83% of consumers who use telehealth services had their most recent telehealth visit paid either...
The COVID-19 crisis is significantly affecting broadband household behavior and spending. With record-level unemployment and continuing uncertainty about the future, consumers have cut discretionary spending and continue to be cautious about the economy, the start of school, and overall impact. While spending cuts affect most product categories, consumers continue spending on technology for productivity and entertainment. Purchase data from Parks Associates’ surveys show this...
 
by David Drury | Aug. 17, 2020
Tags: connected CE, COVID-19, digital health
Smart speakers can present strong use cases for smart home devices to the consumer. By bundling smart speakers with smart plugs, smart light bulbs, or smart thermostats, companies can deliver a guided introduction to the smart home experience. We just released new research from Smart Home Buyer Journey and User Experience  showing that smart speakers are serving as a gateway to smart home adoption, as 16% of broadband households purchased a smart speaker prior to purchasing...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 17, 2020
Tags: connected CE, CONNECTIONS, COVID-19
Our new research, Residential Security: Consumer Insights 2020 ,  finds security system adoption, after holding steady at 25-28% for over five years, jumped up to 33% of US broadband households at the end of 2019, up from 28% in 2019. This growth comes as consumers have more options, including DIY and ad hoc monitoring through smart home devices. Year-end 2019 represented a big win for the residential security industry, but 2020 will bring new challenges to the...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 14, 2020
Tags: CONNECTIONS, COVID-19, security

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